Welcome To Plantations International,

Below you will find the most frequently asked questions about our Organic Musang King Durian Plantation Investment Opportunity.

Plantation Species: Organic Musang King Durian
Projected Revenue Valuation: USD 440,114,454
Minimum Annualized Returns: 19.97%+
Minimum Net Returns: USD 194,040 (Per 10 Trees)
Project Prospectus: Click Here to Download

Q: Who is Plantations International?

With offices, plantations, and representatives across Asia, Europe, and Africa, Plantations International is a multinational plantation and farm management company that specializes in providing sustainable income-producing agroforestry assets for its clients. Plantations International has clients ranging from private individuals to large landholders and corporate investors. We put teamwork, innovation, and our passion for creating “Ethical & Sustainable Capital” at the heart of everything we do. 

In Malaysia, our primary focus is on supplying the highly sought-after Malaysian Musang King Durian to China and Hong Kong, the world’s fastest-growing Musang King Durian markets.

Q: Why invest in Organic Musang King Durian Trees?

Simple answer: No competition and a unique product that is in very high demand. We are the only commercial Organic Musang King Durian grower in Asia. 

Currently, Malaysia only has just over 500,000 actively producing Musang King Durian trees (none of which are organic) and exports only 5% of its annual Musang King Durian production. This enormous supply deficit has pushed wholesale prices in China to over 20 USD/kg. This has also created an enormous opportunity for Musang King Durian Plantation owners and investors. To put the China market into perspective, it is estimated that China alone can annually consume the production of 12,500,000 Musang King Durian trees without affecting current wholesale or retail prices!

Q: How big is the market for fresh Durian fruit and Durian products?

The demand for raw Durian (fresh, frozen, paste, and pulp) has a global retail value of over USD 24 Billion Annually, with its value expected to conservatively grow to more than USD 49 Billion by 2033. The market is now driven by China’s rapidly increasing demand, with large F&B brands such as McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, KFC, Nestle, and Starbucks all introducing Durian-infused products to capture client demand. Below are the results from a simple Google search on February 17, 2024.

Not only is Durian the #1 fruit imported into China. Last year China alone imported more than US$ 4 billion of Durian Fruit. No other fruit in the world has the versatility and as many varied uses; from being used as an ingredient in juices, pastries, and even hearty dishes such as hamburgers and pizzas, to as diverse an application as being used in cosmetics.

As China’s consumption rises each year, the Durian market is posed for historic record-breaking figures every single year. 2022 saw China import 47% more Durians than the year before, with 2023 so far even more groundbreaking. China’s imports of Durian in the first half of 2023 are over $3 billion USD, a 73.5% increase from 2022.

Q: How exactly does the investment work?

Please Watch the Below Video, it will give you an A-Z explanation of exactly how the investment works and the minimum guaranteed returns you can expect.

Why is Musang King Durian so expensive?

Prices for Malaysia’s Musang King Durian are up to 5x more expensive than other Durian varieties across Asia due to a combination of growing demand and abnormally low levels of supply. And since only 500,000 Musang King trees exist in all of Malaysia. The demand for the Musang King Durian is continuously rising while the market is facing growing and chronic supply shortages. The existing supply of Musang King Durian fruit is so low it can only meet 3% of global demand, an additional supply of Musang King Durian trees is immediately needed in order to meet rising global demand.

The Malaysian government noticing the lucrative potential of Musang King Durian has responded by making it a key economic focus. For example, Malaysia has created annual durian festivals, promoted domestic durian production, and even created an entirely new tourism sector catered toward 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 entry price and what minimum annual returns can I expect?

Trees are packaged 5 tree lots for just USD 19,435 per lot. Harvests occur annually with minimum expected net returns of USD 97,020 per lot over a full 25-year harvest cycle. This represents an average annual return of 19.97% providing you a passive annual income.

NOTE: The above 19.97% annualized return is based on a minimum guaranteed sales price of 10 USD/kg. with a 0% inflationary increase. 

~ 10 Tree Organic Musang King Durian Plantation Ownership Snapshot

  • Turn $38,870 into $194,040
  • 19.97% Average Annualized Returns. (based on domestic sales, much higher when exported)
  • 25-year ownership tenure with annual income. 100% Fully Asset-backed!
  • World’s first and only commercial Organic Musang King Durian Plantation.
  • Experienced Management Team with Active Projects in Multiple Countries!
  • Durian purchase agreements with distributors are already in place.
  • Harvest Guarantee Insurance provided.
  • Complimentary Inspection Visit Included. Come to Malaysia and see your Musang King Durian Plantation!

Q: What is your primary sales plan for my Organic Durian Fruit?

The primary sales plan is to export your Organic Musang King Durian to China at 20 USD/kg. Domestic sales and Singapore sales are our fallback safety net scenario. The below table is based on 2021 prices, without factoring in inflation.

Click Here to download our domestic and export pricing analysis report.

Q: Who pays the shipping, customs, and import duties when we export?

Shipping costs are fully included in your 20% harvest fee, and customs and import duties are the responsibility of the local importer and/or distribution company. You will receive 80% of the price that we sell your durian fruit at, and you will also receive a copy of the bill of sale for your records.

Q: Why is investing in agriculture a good opportunity?

Simply put, agriculture as an asset class ticks all the boxes. Currently in Malaysia, Musang King Durian is wholesaling for 10 to 20 USD/KG, and over 95% of all of Malaysia’s Musang King Durian production is consumed domestically.  The consumption of the domestic market alone is more than enough to achieve the minimum guaranteed 10 USD/KG Tier 1 selling price and thus solidifying the above-mentioned 19.97% yields. But since our primary focus is to export your Musang King Durian fruit to Tier 2 and 3 countries, you can look forward to much higher yields on the international markets.

Q: What is the organic “Price Premium” advantage?

Based on other fruits, organic premium pricing will increase wholesale prices a minimum of 10-30% above their non-organic alternative. But since there is no existing competition for Organic Musang King Durian, the price premium will be much greater.

Q: Why are you only offering me only 10 USD/kg? It sounds a bit low after reading all of the above.

We are not offering you 10 USD/kg. At harvest time you will receive the price that we sell at. If we sell at 20 USD/kg., this is the price you will receive. The 10 USD/kg. is a minimum price guarantee for your peace of mind so you know that no matter what happens, the 19.97% annualized return is guaranteed. Alternatively, if we sell for below 10 USD/kg., we are contractually obligated to make up the difference to you.

If you couple the above with our harvest guarantee insurance as explained below, you will quickly see how we have gone to great lengths to mitigate all harvest risk factors and ensure our clients a flawless plantation ownership experience.   

Q: What is the difference between the wholesale price and retail price of Musang King Durian?

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 add their markup and sell it to 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 (FPAs) so we and they can lock in wholesale prices for years in advance. The FPAs are positive for us and 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 export focus on just Hong Kong and China?

Simply put, we go where we can achieve premium pricing. Hong Kong’s insatiable appetite for Musang King Durian is commanding wholesale prices of over 15 USD/kg. Hong Kong-based Musang King importers are buying up all of the available supply years in advance, not only for local consumption but also for re-export across the border into mainland China where wholesale prices are currently well over 20 USD/kg.

Q: How many kilos does each Musang King fruit weigh? 

A Musang King Durian fruit weight of between 2-3 kgs. To be conservative on the conservative side, we have used just 2 kg. in our projections. This means that your returns will be even greater when they weigh in between the expected average range of 2-3 kg. 

Average Weight Range: 2-3 kg. per fruit
Conservative Projection: 2 kg. per fruit

Q:  What exact documentation will I receive to document the purchase of my trees?

You will receive the following documents:

  • A sales 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 our obligations to you during the 25-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 harvest term for?

Your harvest term is for a full 25 years and you will receive annual harvest proceeds starting from your first full year of ownership from intercropping all the way up to year 25.

Q: Where exactly are my Musang King Durian trees located?

Your Musang King plantation is located in the district of Hulu Tembeling in the state of Pahang, just 178 km. from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.  According to popular consensus, durians grown in Pahang are the best in all of Malaysia, and Pahang is styled as the Durian Capital of the country. 

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 Hilton in Kuala Lumpur and arrange for a fully guided plantation inspection.

Please Note: All complimentary accommodation is for 2 persons, based on a shared deluxe room basis with a king-size or two twin-size beds. Also, since Kuala Lumpur is considered a highly sought-after tourist destination, many of our clients have requested to extend their stay and make a holiday out of it. If this will be the case for you, please let us know in advance and our reservation team will handle all your extended bookings and you will receive our corporate discount rates at our partner hotels.

Q: Who develops your organic Musang King Durian saplings?

We have entered in a multi-year collaboration agreement with the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) to be our sapling research and development arm in Malaysia. Our organic Musang King durian Saplings are developed at our research facilities at the UiTM campus and then shipped to our plantations in Pahang for transplanting. Established in 1956, UiTM is Malaysia’s most prestigious research university that comprises one main campus and 34 satellite campuses across the country. A copy of the collaboration agreement is available to you upon request.

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?

Due to the diligence and expertise of our forestry management team, this is highly unlikely. To date, we have had no instance of this. Nonetheless, Plantations International provides all clients “Harvest Guarantee Insurance” in the form of a contractual replacement warranty. This fully guarantees that should any of your Musang King Durian trees die or become severely damaged due to any of the below noted factors, they will be immediately replaced or replanted at no additional cost to you, ensuring you a 100% harvest. 

• Fire
• Flooding
• Drought
• Lightning Damage
• Hail
• Pests & Disease
• Wild Animal Damage
• Theft & Vandalism

All our Musang King Durian trees are fully covered from the above risk events. Should any of these events occur, all 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 quarterly. Each plantation is fully irrigated and has 24/7 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 QR Coded and has a unique identification number, allowing us to document the tree’s diameter size throughout its growth cycle. Also, Plantations International carefully records the exact amount and weight of durian fruit harvested per tree. In addition, each client will receive a harvest statement certified by Plantations International 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 20% harvest and sales fee from your annual gross harvest proceeds (20/80 split). The higher our wholesale selling price the more revenue we generate for our clients and ourselves.

Q: When and how are my harvest proceeds paid?

All harvest proceeds are paid by the 15th. of December for that current year. By default, all harvest proceeds are paid directly by swift bank transfer in your desired currency. 

Q: What is intercropping?

Intercropping is planting banana and/or other short-term rotational cash crops alongside your Musang King Durian trees. This is done in order to provide you with additional revenue starting as early as your first full year of ownership. Plantations International aims to maximize your annual revenue as much as possible, and intercropping allows us to use available land for this purpose. Also, polyculture intercropping introduces vital nitrogen to the soil which helps promote the growth of your trees.

Please Watch the Below Video, you will see an online auction in China where 300,000 Musang King Durian fruits were sold out in under an hour for over USD 15,250,000 – that’s USD 50.83 Per Fruit!

Video Note: Musang King durian fruit have an average weight of approximately 2 kg. each, this means that the 300,000 fruits were sold at an average price of $25.41 per kg.

Click Here to download our full Durian Global Market.

Q: The returns sound too good to be true!

The reason you’re thinking that the returns sound to good to true, is because you’re comparing the plantation investment to a financial instrument, such as a fixed rate bank deposit that pays 1.5% or a corporate bond paying 3%.

The plantation investment is NOT not a financial instrument, its an investment in a fully functioning, income producing tangible business, that we fully manage for you. If you were to invest in any tangible business (i.e. Coffee Shop, Computer Store, etc.), wouldn’t you expect to make 20%+ annual returns after a few years? Of course you would.

And as the world’s population increases and inflation continues, the value of your annual harvest is going to increase every single year. Because no matter what happens in the world, people will always need food!

Q: If this investment is so good, why not keep the whole Durian plantation and profits for yourself, why do you need corporate and private investors?

All large companies raise external operating capital one way or another. What many companies do is take on private debt or go public, selling their shares on stock markets. What we decided to do is keep the company private and let investors participate in a few of our selected high performing crops. This way we don’t dilute our ownership by selling shares and we remain 100% debt free and in full control of our own sustainable, regenerative, agricultural destiny.

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 become incapacitated?

In the event of death or incapacitation, your Musang King Durian trees as part of your estate can be passed on to whomever you choose, just like your home.

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