In the heart of gold country
Demand for high quality kiwifruit orchards is continuing its strong run, and this property in Old Coach Road, Paengaroa, will receive plenty of attention from potential buyers. The orchard has been developed in five blocks holds Gold 3 licence for 14.18can/ha. Shelter is provided by cryptomeria shelterbelts, while 3.76can/ha is covered in artificial overhead shelter. The orchard has a naturally flat contour, and the minimal amount of extra contouring has been done to a high standard. Orchard infrastructure includes a barrel vaulted implement shed, a wind machine, a shared irrigation frost bore (shared) for irrigation & frost protection and shared control system, a water storage pond for frost protection, and a load out area. Three new Orchard - Rite wind machines are in the process of being installed and along with the exist frost machine will replace water used for frost protection. The soil type on the property is Paengaroa shallow sand which is a is a volcanic soil, with Kaharoa Ash on Waihi Ash. This is friable, largely free draining, and suitable for horticulture and pastoral use, provided a suitable maintenance level of fertiliser is applied each year. A report by DMS and independent consultants Fruition Horticulture produced in 2018 said that large kiwifruit orchards of the quality of 472 Old Coach Road are extremely hard to acquire and that the orchard infrastructure is top class. Their report added that the location was regarded as very good, and the orchard had been set up to be easily managed. The report, which proved accurate, said production of 15,000 trays/ha should be readily attainable. This well set up property will be ideally suited to individual buyers and local orchardists wishing to expand their existing operations, as well as syndicate groups. In addition to being situated in one of the very best areas in the Bay of Plenty to grow kiwifruit, 472 Old Coach Rd has the advantage of being centrally located, just 14 minutes drive from Te Puke, New Zealand's kiwifruit capital. It's also an easy distance from both Rotorua and Tauranga cities.