Top producing avocado orchard


245 Athenree Road, Athenree

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Top producing avocado orchard


Morricado Orchard has just been named number one for highest total avocado production per hectare and fifth in total export trays per hectare (2018/2019 harvest) by its packhouse. The 4 can/ha of avocados on a 5.7367ha property has both natural and man made advantages. Located in one of the region's prime horticulture areas and just north of Katikati, the acknowledged 'avocado capital', this orchard enjoys a micro climate sheltered from the prevailing wind and bathed in morning sunshine due to its north east aspect. Excellent husbandry over the last 16 years has created a flourishing orchard of over 330 Hass trees. Prudent pruning, helicopter spraying and fertilisation delivers healthy crops with up to 75% export quality and the rest sold on the local market. Last year's crop picked in October, yielded around 20,000 trays. High hedges enhance the sheltered gentle contour of three blocks which slope to the harbour's edge. Good tree spacing provides easy access for harvest and maintenance. The property benefits from town water supply plus its own bore which supplies a 20,000 litre tank. There is a good load-out area outside the big orchard shed.

The conscientious maintenance that is evident throughout the orchard is also displayed in the large family home with beautiful views to Tauranga Harbour, Bowentown Heads. The original Lockwood home has been upgraded for sunny contemporary living with excellent access to decks and outdoor living. The home's layout spans dual living areas, a modern spacious kitchen and four bedrooms spread over two wings. Embrace glorious isolation in the elevated master suite on one side of the home, welcome guests to the huge bedroom (and third bathroom) on the ground floor while children get their own two bedroom and bathroom zone above. The deep, high stud double garage and overall excellent condition of the dwelling are more advantages. An attractively lucrative orchard on the coastal side of SH2, a few minutes' drive from Waihi Beach.