Bourbon Creek Orchards - Export cherry orchard, Coal River Valley, Tasmania.
The property for sale is located in a quiet side valley to the Coal River Valley in Southern Tasmania only 25 minutes' drive from the Hobart CBD and 15 minutes from the airport or beaches. The property which runs either side of the Bourbon Creek has been extensively planted out to native and exotic trees and has a site prepared for a dwelling. The land is sheltered and provides an ideal micro-climate for the growing of cherries or other fruit and berry crops. Situated only 10 minutes drive from the historic Richmond township, the orchard could be developed as a farm tourism enterprise.
Bourbon Creek Orchards is a commercial cherry orchard, cherry packer and provider of services to other cherry growers. The business grows and packs between 50 and 80 tonnes of cherries per year of mostly late season cherries for sale in both domestic and export markets. Some boutique varieties of early season and white fleshed cherries are also grown. The brand is well respected and has a strong following both here and overseas.
The business comprises the following:
- 3 hectares of trellised and netted orchard on 2 titles.
- 250 square meter packing facility with cool rooms and equipment.
- 5 mega litre dam with access to creek and irrigation water.
- Tractors and other orcharding equipment.
- Trained staff and staff facilities.
- Fully equipped office.
Bourbon Creek Orchards grows cherries at its orchard at Bourbon Avenue and manages orchards at two other sites for other growers. All the fruit is packed at the export registered packing shed at Bourbon Avenue. These managed orchards provide an additional income stream for the business and an extension to the harvest season due to the different micro climates at each location.
Bourbon Creek Orchards employs a unique high density growing system to produce a high production output per hectare with good quality and offering protection from damage by wind and rain. While requiring skill to establish, this system is both low cost to maintain and harvest so providing a good payback on the initial set up costs.
The sale of Bourbon Creek Orchards provides an exciting opportunity to enter a growing horticultural sector with the capacity to scale up or for the chance of a lifestyle with a profitable small business.
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