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Willcox, AZ Orchard for Auction

27197 S Brookerson Rd : Willcox, AZ 85643

Cochise County, Arizona

472 Acres
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April 4, 2024 3:00 PM
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Apple Orchard Auction In Willcox, Arizona.

Multi-Tract Auction.

Thursday, April 4 • 2 PM Mst

472± Acres Offered in 5 Tracts • Willcox, Az

Orchard • Land • Infrastructure

Live Auction with Online Bidding.

Property Location: 27197 S Brookerson Rd, Willcox, AZ 85643

Auction Location: Elks Club, 247 E. Stewart Street, Willcox, AZ 85643

This organic orchard property, offered at auction in multiple tracts, offers endless possibilities. This prime agribusiness and property is already set to continue operating, and it also presents the potential to expand in a variety of fruit-growing venues and as an investment to expand your portfolio.

Current production is about 2,000 to 4,000 tons annually. Currently, 70% of the apples go to juice, with the balance being sold as table quality to a local Arizona produce broker, and a portion is sold on-site at the retail center.

There are over 94,000 organic apple trees and over 2,000 organic pear trees. The property is Fully certified by Quality Assurance International (Qai) as an organic grower.

Orchard Details

412± acres of apples with the following spacings:

• 171± acres planted at 12'x18' spacings (15.5± acres in trellis)

• 229± acres at 10'x18' spacings

• 11.3± acres at 6'x18' trellis spacings.

Most apple trees were planted in the 1980S; most recent plantings were in 2018 & 2019 - now coming into production (this accounts for about 25%).

For the most part, the density is about 220 trees per acre. 25± acres are trellised in a denser pattern pioneered on Israeli orchards that takes advantage of drip irrigation and provides labor savings at harvest time.

Tree Varieties:

Apple: Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious, Pink Lady, Lady in Red, Red Cameo, Sundowner, Ambrosia, & Sweetie.

Pear: Bartlett, Red D'Anjou, & Bosc.

Water:

All the orchards are irrigated by using water pumped from an underground aquifer.

• 7 irrigation wells (5 with electric turbine pumps)

• Newest well was installed in 2022 with a static water level of 400 feet and a current production of 350 gallons per minute

• 3 domestic wells

Orchard Facilities & Improvements

• 20,000± sq ft. processing/cold storage building

- 2 cold storage areas: 4,000± sq ft & 6,500± sq ft

- 8,000± sq ft processing/packaging area with Greefa Fruit Sorter.

- 1,500± sq ft storage area

- Metal canopy along the north and east sides of the building

- Restrooms, spray foam insulated ceilings & walls, & concrete floors

- 1 - 4-fan Russell chiller unit and 3-fan Bohn chiller unit in the 4,000± sq ft cold room

- 4 - 4-fan Russell chiller units and 4 - single fan Hussmann chiller units in the 6,500± sq ft cold room

- Dock high concrete loading ramp

• Retail/Cold Storage Building (2,950± sq ft)

- 1,200± sq ft of cold storage

- 1,450± sq ft of storage area

- 300± sq ft of retail space

- Spray foam insulated ceilings & walls, & concrete floors

- 2- Russell Chiller units with 4 - 6 fan blowers

- Retail fruit stand area with roll-up door

• Shed/Carport (1,125± sq ft of which 500± feet are enclosed)

Residential Improvements

• Main Residence

- 3 BR / 2 BA (3,298± sq ft)

- 2 fireplaces-one in the living room with a wood-burning insert and another in the bonus room.

- Kitchen & bathrooms were recently updated

- Newer AC unit installed in recent years

- Attached carport

• House/Office:

- 2 BR / 2 BA (1,535± sq ft) manufactured home with a metal roof and covered outdoor patio with a hot tub

- All appliances included - range, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer, & dryer

- Central heat and Ac

- Office addition has wood flooring and built-in cabinetry and overlooks the orchard and pond

• Foreman's House: 3 BR / 1 BA manufactured double-wide home

• Storage Shed

United Country | Stockmen's Realty

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Home Details

3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
3,298 Sq Ft

Commercial Details

Type : Industrial
3 Buildings
20,000 Sq Ft

More Land Details

Has Residence / Home
Has Commercial Building
Mixed Use Zoning
Flat Terrain
LANDFLIP ID
368805
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