Great Waikato investment
Kiwilane is an outstanding example of a Waikato kiwifruit production orchard in Matangi near Hamilton.
This 8.5 hectare (more or less) property, with 6.57 canopy hectares of Hayward kiwifruit, is a very tidy and well laid out unit.
Production highs of just under 70,000 trays and peak TZG of 0.84. With predominantly chieftain strip males on good structures, excellent natural shelter and fast track in place, this good straight production orchard responds well to excellent husbandry and is located close to a plentiful labour pool.
With two bores for irrigation and two Frost Boss wind machines, excellent road access and laid out facilities makes for a great investment opportunity.
The soil is Bruntwood series - a free draining soil however recognised for water retention qualities and good fertiliser response.
Given that the Bay is getting price prohibitive for kiwifruit development, the Waikato is definitely a good option going forward.
With the location, excellent layout, and structures in place an opportunity to progress this orchard with new stronger varieties may be an option.