Durian is a tropical fruit distinguished by its large size and spiky, hard outer shell. It has a pungent smell and custard-like flesh with large seeds. The fruit’s flesh can range in color. It’s most commonly yellow or white, but can also be red or green. Durian grows in tropical regions around the world, particularly in the Southeast Asian countries of Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand.
This is because it has high amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fibers. Therefore, it is highly nutritious and beneficial to health.
The durians from Vietnam are of high quality and delicious, and Vietnamese durian has remained among the top three exporters of fresh durians since 2014.
Durian is grown in 54 areas across the country with the total area of 84000 hectares, and in 2021, Vietnam’s durian production reached 642,600 metric tons, an increase of 15% over 2020. Vietnamese durians are mainly harvested from April to the end of July,with a second season from October to March of the following year.
China is Vietnam’s largest market for fresh durian consumption and after years of negotiation, China has allowed the fruits to be imported via official channels from July 12. This has paved the way for Vietnamese durians to enter this huge potential market in the future.
In early 2020, when the world first began grappling with COVID-19, the Vietnamese durian industry temporarily faced a demand slump and manpower shortages. This was due in part to movement restrictions hindering farm operations.
However, since then, the market demand for durian has picked up pace once again. The import industry in many areas such as Europe, Asia, China, .etc which sees huge durian market demand, especially for Monthong durian, is growing fast.
True Fruits company is a group of young people with enthusiasm and passion for fresh fruits, founded with the desire to connect large farms in the Mekong Delta together and produce products that meet Global standards along with modern packaging factories, and wide distribution channels in order to create a closed supply chain. We are working our way to assist our farmers to utilize our production and exporting processes to comply with the requirements of ASEAN, Europe, and other countries.
Additionally, True Fruits also connect with the farmers in order to make sure that our durian maintains high-quality standards and good sanitation for our customers. Although there were some market fluctuations due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, True Fruits company still managed to maintain the stability of its exporting quantity and price.
Besides durian, True Fruits also exports large volumes of a variety of tropical fruits such as coconuts, pomelo, dragon fruit, and limes.