Summary information

  • This is a rural business with attractive semi-rural lifestyle

  • Organic 10.4ha walnut orchard in transition to Biogro organic certified. Domestic demand for organic supply ensuring premium for organic crop

  • The orchard is in the heart of one of the most rapidly growing districts in New Zealand, Selwyn. The property is approximately 6 km from Lincoln township, 5 km from Rolleston, 20 km from Christchurch and 19 km from Christchurch International Airport

  • Property includes an architectural eco-friendly home -  three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, plus superb outbuildings including studio over double garage and workshop

  • The orchard comes with

    • a secure water right for irrigation

    • the infrastructure and critical plant and equipment for managing the orchard and harvest

    • shares in a growers co-operative (subject to share transfer rules). The shares ensure a path to market (processing, marketing and distribution)

  • The orchard is already making an operating profit at 14 tonne. Crop yield is expected to increase to 26 tonne as trees mature.

  • Offers to be considered will reflect the value of both assets and business profit. Asking price $1.6m (plus GST if any)

  • For most of the year the orchard is able to be managed on weekends (or equivalent). The vendors have found it easy to take time away from the orchard over the Christmas period and early spring. The only intense period of work is during the harvest (late March to early May). That period has required two people for at least five days a week

  • The vendors are willing to provide the buyer introduction to the industry and to the skills and knowledge useful for managing the orchard


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