Vietnam: Growing durian, selling at sky-high prices, winning big, why do Western gardeners still worry about billion-dollar trees?

Fresh Durian
Market & Price Trends
Published Apr 19, 2024

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In Can Tho city, Vietnam, durian growers are enjoying high profits due to the soaring prices of Ri 6 durian, with rates significantly higher than the previous year. This success is attributed to proper cultivation methods and the use of organic fertilizers. However, the rapid expansion of durian planting has sparked concerns over quality and sustainability. Additionally, the Plant Protection Department is addressing issues raised by China's General Administration of Customs regarding cadmium contamination in Vietnamese durian shipments, which threatens agricultural exports to China. Training sessions are being conducted to educate stakeholders on compliance, amid warnings from China that could potentially damage the reputation and brand of Vietnamese durian, urging businesses and local agricultural sectors to enforce stricter management and rectify processes to ensure compliance and sustain exports.
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These days, the early durian garden of Ms. Ly Thi Thu Thuy, in Truong Long commune, Phong Dien district, Can Tho city, is starting to ripen. Ms. Thuy said that traders came to place a deposit to buy at 130,000 VND/kg for Ri 6 type 1 durian, nearly 50,000 VND/kg higher than the same period last year. “My garden has 1.5 hectares with an output of more than 35 tons of fruit; It seems like this year I won a billion dollars...", Ms. Thuy happily shared. Also in Truong Long commune, Mr. Nguyen Van Nhuong's 6 Ri 6 durian trees harvested 10 tons of fruit early this season. Sold to traders at an average price of 120,000 VND/kg, ensuring a very high profit compared to many other crops. Taking us to see the dozens of hectares of durian garden of cooperative members that are producing buckling fruit, Mr. Tran Van Chien, Director of Truong Khuong A Fruit Garden Cooperative (Truong Long commune, Phong Dien district ) said that since before the Lunar New Year 2024, the price of durian has ...
Source: Danviet
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