TKO Farms, Inc.
TKO Farms, Inc. has contracted to acquire a 512-acre farm with a proposed additional 400 acres in Belize.
Of the 512 acres, 312 acres are in hardwood trees, consisting of 76,532 teak, 16,500 mahogany, 5,460 Spanish cedar,1,700 sapodilla, 9,500 coconut, 2,196 soursop, 8,500 orange, 550 lime and 763 zircote , for a total of over 120,000 trees.
200 acres are planted in cash crops, and it is from this that all current farm income is derived. The hardwood trees are like an annuity, with each passing year they grow older, larger and more valuable.
The 400-acre farm will have after planting, 65,550 teak, 18,750 coconut and 9,000 soursop, for a total of 93,250 trees.
The teak reaches harvesting value when the heart wood grows to occupy the entire diameter of the tree, approximately 20 to 25 years after planting. The mahogany and other hardwoods take an additional 5 to 10 years.
The real value is in the teak.
There are more than 50,000 cash crop trees growing or to be planted, including coconut, citrus and soursop.
The soursop fruit is known for its medicinal value. It contains unique natural compounds which make it beneficial for the treatment of various ailments. Recently, it has gained popularity due to the fact that it can kill cancer cells up to 10,000 times more effectively than chemotherapy drugs and without side effects.
Soursop fruit regularly sells in the U.S. for $10 per pound and up.
The coconut has long been an indelible part of Latin food and culture, with the dried meat, known as copra, becoming quite a profitable sector. It is from copra where coconut oil is extracted. Coconut is used in a variety of edible products such as coconut water, desiccated coconut, coconut flour, coconut sugar, dried coconut fruit, coconut milk, virgin coconut oil, coconut vinegar, coconut jam, and coconut nectar syrup.
In the United States, the demand for coconut products is on the rise, in particular coconut water and coconut oil. Many U.S. consumers are seeking healthier alternatives to the more traditional options and coconut is recognized as a highly functional food, which is flavorful as well as healthy.
In addition to the high nutritional content, coconut is becoming well known for a range of health benefits including the promotion of weight loss. It is also highly valued for its moisturizing properties. With such a wide variety of benefits and uses, coconut is very much in demand.