Below you will find our most Frequently Asked Questions about our Musang King Durian Plantation Ownership Opportunity that offers a minimum guaranteed 19.86%+ annualized return.
Species: Malaysian Musang King Durian also known as Mao Shan Wang in Chinese.
Q: Who is Durian Harvests?
Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia , MK Durian Harvests Sdn. Bhd. “Durian Harvests” is a subsidiary of the Plantations International Group of Companies that specializes in growing the Musang King Durian on its plantations in Johor, Malaysia. The Company’s primary focus is on supplying the highly sought after Malaysian Musang King Durian to China, Hong Kong and Singapore, the world’s fastest growing Durian markets.
Plantations International is a multinational plantation and farm management company whose specialty is in providing sustainable agricultural and forestry “agroforestry” management services for its clients. Plantations International has clients ranging from private individuals to large land holders and institutional investors, we put teamwork, innovation and our passion for creating “Ethical & Sustainable Capital” at the heart of everything we do.
Q: What is Durian fruit?
Durian is regarded by many people in Southeast Asia as “The King of Fruits”. The fruit is known for its thorn covering, unique taste and distinctive aroma. Although the Durian tree is native to Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia, it is also grown in Thailand, the Philippines and Australia. Please Watch the Below Video for an overview of our plantation ownership program and the Musang King Durian market.
Q: What is the global demand for Durian and Durian products?
The demand for raw Durian (fresh, frozen, paste and pulp) has a global retail value of over 15 USD Billion Annually, with its value expected to conservatively grow to more than 25 USD Billion by 2030. The market is now driven by China’s rapidly increasing demand, with large F&B brands such as McDonalds, Pizza Hut, KFC, Nestle and Starbucks all introducing Durian infused products to capture client demand.
Durian products typically fall into 4 key market segments: Raw Durian Fruit, Desserts, Snacks and Beverages.
- Raw Durian Fruit is comprised of fresh, frozen and dry durian
- Dessert products include ice cream, cake, jams and other pastries
- Snacks include chips, crackers and confections such as candies
- Beverages include coffee, tea, milk and sodas
The key buyers of Durian include:
- Global, regional, and local F&B companies that produce their own durian based products from raw durian
- Durian product manufacturers that sell white label products, and sell to F&B companies
- Specialized fruit stores and stalls
- Supermarkets & Restaurants
- Specialized traders and importers
Click Here to download our full Durian Global Market.
Q: What is Musang King Durian?
Malaysia’s Musang King Durian is Asia’s most sought after and expensive Durian variety. Due to its creamy texture and delicious bitter-sweet flavour, demand for the Musang King is so immense that it has resulted in a huge requirements for new Musang King Durian plantation producers in Malaysia.
Due to low supply and rapidly rising demand from China, Musang King prices are skyrocketing, resulting in prices reaching over 25 USD/KG in Singapore to a staggering 120 USD/KG in China!
The Malaysian government noticing the lucrative potential of Musang King has responded by making it a key economic focus. For example, Malaysia has created annual durian festivals, promoted domestic production and even created an entirely new tourism sector catered towards Durian travel. World renowned hotels including the Shangri-La have all begun offering durian travel and dining packages to meet the incredible rising demand.
Q: What is the global supply of Musang King Durian?
The demand for the Musang King Durian is continuously rising while the market is facing a growing and chronic supply shortage. As China’s consumption increases so will the need for further Musang King supplies. Existing Musang King supply is so low it can only meet 3% of global demand.
Additional supply of Musang King is immediately needed in order to meet rising global demand with Durian Harvests ideally positioned to do so. Currently their are only about 500,000 Musang King Durian trees in all of Malaysia.
Q: What is the purchase price and what minimum harvest returns can I expect?
10 Musang King Durian Tree Plantation Ownership Package has a purchase price of USD 32,800, Harvests occur annually with total net returns of USD 130,252 expected over a fully 20 year harvest cycle. This represents an average annual return of 19.86% or average annual harvest returns of USD 6,513.
NOTE: The above 19.86% annualized return is based on a minimum guaranteed Musang King Durian price of 10 USD/KG . You will however receive the market price for all your fruit, if that is larger than the minimum guaranteed price.
Q: What is the current market “retail” price per KG for Musang king Durian?
The current retail market price in Singapore is 25 USD/KG and ranges up to 120 USD/KG in China. Click Here to download the Musang King harvest returns comparison chart.
Q: What is the minimum guaranteed price per Kg.?
Plantations International offers you a minimum guaranteed selling price of 10 USD/KG for all the fruits from your trees, however, if we sell it for more, you will receive the higher price that we are selling it for. Currently our wholesale selling price is currently 14 USD/KG in Hong Kong, this would equate to over a 24% annual return on your capital.
Q: What is the difference between wholesale price and retail price?
Wholesale is the price we sell in bulk to our “distributors”; the distributor receives a heavy discount for purchasing a large quantity of Musang King Durian. The distributors then adds their profit/markup and sells it on the general public on a “retail” basis. A distributor can be anybody from a single person shop to a restaurant to a large supermarket chain.
Also many distributors sign “Forward Purchase Agreements” (FPA) so we and they can lock in wholesale prices for years in advance. The FPA’s are a positive for us/you because they create a steady stream of wholesale buyers for your Musang King Durian for many years to come.
Q: Why is the primary focus on the Hong Kong market for durian sales and not Singapore?
Simply put, the distance and Hong Kong’s insatiable appetite for Musang King Durian is commanding wholesale prices of 14 USD/KG. Hong Kong based Musang King importers are buying up all available supplies years in advance, not only for local consumption, but also for re-export across the border into mainland China where retail market prices are currently over 120 USD/KG.
Q: How many Kilos does each Musang King fruit weigh? and how many kilogrammes can I expect on a per tree basis?
Each of your Musang King Durian trees is expected to produce fruit that weigh between 2-3 kilogrammes. The actual weight however will only be known when harvested as trees are growing living, biological and constantly growing organisms.
Durian Harvests projection is below this, at 1.5 kilogrammes, in order to be conservative. This means that your returns will be even larger if they they weigh between the expected average range of 2-3 kilogrammes.
Average Weight Range: 2-3 Kg. per fruit
Conservative Projection: 1.5 Kg. per fruit
Q: This sounds amazing, but how can i verify the demand and the prices of the Musang King on my own?
There are countless of publicly available online sources confirming prices ranging between 25-120 USD/KG. Below are a few for your reference. Please take a few minutes to review them.
Q: What exact documentation will I receive to document the purchase of my trees?
You will receive the following documents:
- A sublease agreement that will state your exact details, including the amount of Musang King Durian trees planted and
their exact geographical coordinates.
- A management agreement covering all of Durian Harvests obligations to you during the 20 year term.
- A certified Tree Ownership Certificate, stating the exact amount of trees you own and their exact geographical coordinates.
Q: How long is my sublease for?
Your sublease is for maximum of 20 years.
Q: Will I receive annual harvests?
Yes, you will receive annual harvests starting from your second year from intercropping all the way upto year 20.
Q: Where exactly are my Musang King Durian trees located?
Your Musang King plantation is located in the the town of Kulai in state of Johor in Malaysia. Johor, a state in southern Malaysia is linked to Singapore by causeways and is known for its beaches, plantations and rainforests. The capital of Johor is Johor Bahru, and is the southernmost city in Malaysia.
Johor Bahru is one of the largest cities in the country (2nd biggest) with more than 2.7 million inhabitants. The city is an important industrial, tourism, and commercial hub for southern Malaysia and is one of the biggest industrial centers of the country. The population growth rate of Johor Bahru is among the highest in Southeast Asia. Furthermore; the city is part of the Sijori Growth Triangle, which has recorded one of the highest growths in Southeast Asia over the last couple of years. Click Here to learn more about Johor.
Q: Can I visit my plantation? I would really like to see it.
Yes! In fact, we very highly encourage you to visit your plantation and see your Musang King Durian trees. Just let us know of your desired visitation dates and we will make complimentary hotel arrangements for you and one guest at the Double Tree Hilton in Johor Bahru (7 days’ notice is required).
Q: Do you have any photos of your plantations that I can look at?
Sure do, please Click Here to visit our online plantation photo gallery…
Q: What if my Musang King Durian trees are destroyed or something happens to them?
Firstly, due to the diligence and expertise of the forestry management team, this is highly unlikely. To date we have had no instance of this. Nonetheless, Durian Harvests provides all clients with a Replacement Warranty, which fully guarantees that should any of your trees die or become severely damaged due to the below noted risks; they will be immediately replaced or replanted at no additional cost to you, thus Guaranteeing You a 100% Harvest.
• Lightning Damage
• Pests & Disease
• Wild Animal Damage
• Theft & Vandalism
All Durian trees are fully covered from the above risk events. Should any of these events occur, all of the impacted trees will be replaced and/or replanted with our buffer stock. In order to mitigate risk factors, rigorous assessment and due diligence of plantation sites are conducted annually. Each plantation is irrigated and has 24 hours a day security and an on duty plantation manager.
Q: How do I know how much Durian fruit is produced from my trees?
All plantation management duties are carefully recorded. Each individual tree is bar coded and has a unique identification number, allowing us to document the trees diameter size throughout its growth cycle. Also, Durian Harvests carefully records the exact amount and weight of Durian fruit harvested per tree. In addition, each client will receive a harvest statement certified by Durian Harvests indicating the total amount of harvested Durian fruit and their respective weight.
Q: What is Plantations International’s Harvesting & Management fee?
Our success is tied to yours. Plantations International deducts a 30% harvest and sales fee from your annual gross harvest proceeds (30/70 split). The higher our wholesale selling price the more money we both make. The management fee is only USD 50 per tree, per year and this covers all daily maintenance, irrigation, fertilizers, 24/7 monitoring & security and the above mentioned replacement guarantees.
Q: In which currency and how are harvest proceeds paid?
All harvest proceeds are paid within 30 days of Durian Harvests selling your Musang King Durian fruit harvested from your trees. By default all harvest proceeds are paid by bank wire transfer in USD, unless you request otherwise.
Q: What other products and services does Durian Harvests offer?
Durian Harvests has access to the entire value chain – from planting and managing Musang King Durian plantations in Johor, Malaysia, to the harvesting, sale and marketing of Musang King Durian related products. Durian Harvests, through its network of associated companies, can also provide white label, also known as private label, products and services to food & beverage companies. This means that third parties can place their own branding and logos on a wide range of Musang King Durian products quickly and cost effectively and sell and market them as their own, under their own brand.
We will assist them with reaching your goals by saving them both time and money. Furthermore, we can also assist them with the full concept design, product development and distribution of all their Musang King Durian related products. We can cater to both the retail and wholesale market domestically and internationally.
The Durian Harvests retail product range include Musang King Durian ice creams, beverages and snacks. Our wholesale products include Musang King Durian paste and powder which are used by restaurants and F&B companies as ingredient in the production of a variety of products. Click Here to download our white label product offering brochure.
Q: Why are you offering this plantation opportunity to third parties?
The company has made a strategic decision to offer third parties this unique ownership opportunity in order to accelerate our corporate growth, without the need for bank debt. We are willing to sacrifice a portion of proceeds in order to gain this financial independence.
The Musang King Durian market is primed for significant growth with demand skyrocketing and prices already at record high levels. The additional cash flow received by selling to third parties allows the company to expand into a multitude of different strategically targeted valued added areas. The company plans to move up the value chain in order to capture additional profitability from higher margin activities. Doing so without debt is expected to result in more profitability in the long term.
Q: What is banana intercropping?
Banana plants are planted alongside your Musang King Durian trees, which is also known as intercropping, to provide you with additional returns starting at only the second year of your purchase. Durian Harvests aims to maximize your returns as much as possible and intercropping allows us to use available land to boost returns. Also bananas introduce vital nitrogen to the soil which helps promote growth of your Musang King Durian trees.
Q: Can I transfer or sell my Musang King Durian trees to a third party?
Yes, your trees are your exclusive private property and you may sell or transfer them to anyone at any time without restrictions free of charge.
Q: What happens to my Musang King Durian trees if I die or I become incapacitated?
Your trees are part of your estate and can be passed on to whoever you choose, just like your home. In the event of death or incapacitation.
Q: All This sounds great, but i have a few questions and I would like to speak to a live person.
Please Click Here to Schedule a free, no obligation call back with one of our client relationship managers.
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