Mango plantation hits market for first time

December 12 2021 - 6:00am
Mango plantation hits market for first time
  • Price: $2.7m
  • Location: Carnarvon
  • Area: 21.78ha
  • Agent: Nutrien Harcourts WA
  • Contact: Yves Beagley 0438 326 608

GASCOYNE Mango Plantation and Tropical Nursery is being offered to the market for the first time since being established by the Gibson family in 1980.

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It provides an astute agricultural investor with the opportunity to secure an established enterprise in one of Western Australia's most well-recognised food producing regions.

This property has been thoughtfully developed, immaculately maintained and presents a rare opportunity to acquire a highly regarded horticultural business.

Production volumes are set to increase in coming years as younger trees realise their full potential, while the nursery business has scope to fully utilise the tourist trade and explore additional wholesale opportunities.

Gascoyne Mango Plantation and Tropical Nursery is in the thriving Carnarvon Horticulture District, 990 kilometres from Perth and 475km from Geraldton.

Carnarvon is the primary service centre for the Gascoyne region and supports a diverse economy focussed on horticulture, fishing, tourism and pastoral leases.

These industries have enabled Carnarvon to develop into a vibrant and progressive town with a population of about 5000 people.

Mango plantation hits market for first time

The property is conveniently located 300 metres from the North West Coastal Highway on the eastern edge of the established horticultural district and is close to freight services and town amenities.

The property specialises in the supply of quality mango fruit to the Western Australian market, consisting of 1400 Kensington Pride, 2300 Honey Gold and 350 R2E2 trees in varying levels of maturity.

The earliest plantings concentrated on Kensington Pride, with Honey Gold and R2E2 varieties established in more recent years

Annual production levels are set to increase with about 1500 trees established since 2014.

This plantation is one of only two in the Carnarvon Horticulture District licensed to grow the Honey Gold variety.

All fruit is marketed under the 'G & K' brand and enjoys market recognition throughout the supply chain to the end consumer.

The wholesale and retail nursery business provides cashflow throughout the year, with scope to increase production scale and market awareness.

Mango plantation hits market for first time

The retail business is immaculately presented with a nursery shop and shade houses open to the public.

Nine shade houses support the wholesale business with the structure in place to expand to thirteen.

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Freight services operate daily utilising the North West Coastal Highway to connect directly with customers.

The relative isolation from other horticultural regions allows Carnarvon growers greater levels of biosecurity, as well mango fruit maturity timed perfectly between other key growing areas in WA.

Buildings on the property are superbly presented and maintained and include:

  • A four-bedroom, one-bathroom brick homestead, which is fully fenced with reticulated gardens.
  • A two-bedroom, one-bathroom brick cottage with carports and verandah.
  • Airconditioned,
  • 24 metre x 10m workshop and packing shed.
  • A utility shed, retail nursery shed, retail nursery shade houses and nine wholesale nursery shade houses.
  • Backup power supplied by a 25 kiloVolt ampere Lister diesel generator.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation licences for the property provide a secure resource throughout the year

The water is sourced from both Basin A and the Gascoyne Water Co-operative.

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