Durian Valley is more than Durians, we understand the importance of diversity to solidify our position in today’s ever competitive economy.
Musang King is in high demand because of its distinct fragrance and bittersweet taste. Its thick smooth flesh makes the fruit seem almost seedless. Some of the more premium Musang King is grown with no seed at all, therefore, comprising only of the durian flesh.
For Durian Valley to become profitable before the durian trees become productive, various crops like Pineapple, Lime and Papaya are also grown. These are now being harvested periodically to provide interim revenue.
To ensure the quality of care, Durian Valley manages its own nursery onsite. It is here where the Musang King seedlings are bud-grafted and nurtured. Durian Valley nurses up to 100,000 seedlings.
Growing Musang King
Farmers wishing to grow Musang King are advised to grow at least three different types of durian in the same farm to ensure a smooth cross-pollination process to achieve a better yield.
Trees should be at least 10 metres apart and farmers should be aware of pests and insects and take precautionary measures to bolster the natural defence mechanism of the trees. Saplings should also be protected from being over-exposed to the sun.
In the event that conditions are met, farmers can harvest as early as five years. For the first cultivation, trees are expected to produce 20 durians each. From the 10th year onwards, 50 durians can be produced from each tree.
How to Spot a Musang King
Musang King tends to have unique seeds
Musang King tends to have a unique shell
Musang King tends to have long, slender stems
Musang King tends to have a bottom that resembles a Star