Jolly Berries Tumbarumba Road Tumbarumba NSW 2653
- Rural / Farming
- 41.3 ha
- For Sale, Expressions of Interest
Cool climate horticulture with strong returns
Nutrien Harcourts is pleased to present to the market Jolly Berries at Tumbarumba for sale by Expressions of Interest closing late January 2022.
Jolly Berries on 41.3 hectares of land in this renowned cool climate district is a first class, highly productive blueberry farm with strong returns.
The plantation has six varieties of Northern Highbush and two varieties of Rabbiteye fruit covering 15ha, the varieties are early, medium and late season maturing.
Original plantings were in 1997, when approximately 5ha were planted over two blocks, which has expanded to the existing 15ha over seven blocks today. Of which 10ha well established bushes and 5ha newly productive bushes, approximately 40,000- 45,000 in total. Picking commences early December and runs through to late February. The opportunity is available to extend plantings.
State of the art Wi-Fi controlled irrigation is connected to all seven blocks. Irrigation water entitlements are ample with three licences for 40ML bore, 79ML dam, and 100ML on the Mannus Creek. The rainfall is very dependable with an annual average of 986mm.
Infrastructure includes a packing shed with three large cool rooms/freezer, grading machine and facilities to hand pack fresh and frozen fruit, as well as an office, amenities, and there is a 30kWsolar system on the shed roof.
Included in the sale is farm machinery to operate the year-round activities such as pruning, mowing, spraying, and harvesting. As well as a fruit transport vehicle, chariots for field operations and a bus to transport picking and packing staff to and from the plantation.
An established market agent has sold Jolly Berries fruit for 10 years, the brand is well regarded, and the fruit highly sought after.
With the sale timing of Jolly Berries, interested parties can inspect and consider this opportunity during the picking season.
Expressions of Interest Close Friday 21 January 2022.
All inspections are by appointment with the agent.