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Horticulture Farming in Victoria

Horticulture Farming in Victoria

The Australian Horticulture ths second largest rural production industry after wheat, with fruit and nuts comprising 52%, vegetables 31% and nursery/ornamental crops 17% of the gross value of production (GVP). Horticulture Farming in Victoria is one of the strongest regions within Australia. Australia is considered a producer of premium horticulture produce.

Horticulture Farming in Victoria

The major horticulture areas in Victoria are the Goulburn Valley, situated in the Northern Country Region and the Sunraysia situated in the Mallee Region.

Goulburn Valley

The Goulburn Valley, known as the “food bowl of Victoria”, has very fertile soils consisting of Fine Sandy Loams which dominate the fruit growing areas and are highly suited to irrigated and perennial horticultural crops. Examples of these crops include:

  •  Fruit – Pears, apples, oranges and peaches
  •  Nuts – Walnuts and Pistachios
  • Wine Grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Marsanne, Riesling, Shiraz

With regard to water, the Goulburn Valley has an irrigation system that allows growers to order water online from a high quality supply distributed through the automated channel network.

Sunraysia District

The Sunraysia district got its name public competition where locals were asked to come up with a name describe the dried fruits grown in the Mildura area. The name that was chosen was Sun-Raysed, which was later changed to Sunraysia to describe the district. The Greater Sunraysia district forms part of the Fruit Fly Free Exclusion Zone, a Pest Free Area (PFA) located between north-west Victoria and south-west New South Wales. It is renowned for the production of high value horticultural crops including citrus, table grapes and stone fruit. It supplies 80% of Victoria’s grapes. The local area produces more than 70% of Australia’s dried vine fruits.

 

Goulburn Valley – Horticulture Farming in Victoria

Shepparton East – VIC Farm for Sale

Shepparton orchard for sale

 

51 Acres. Family owned and exceptionally well maintained property with popular plantings. Includes weatherboard residence on town water, modern Packing Shed of approximately 36.5m x 24.4m x 6.0m (120ft x 80ft) and includes a 270 (approx.) Bin Cool Store. In addition there is an adjoining 24.4m x 9m skillion roof Machinery shed (open 3 sides) +. Chemical Shed & Pump Shed + 15 kw Solar Power System. The orchard is well irrigated by micro jet system and electric pump. Farm Plant, Machinery & 110 mega litres are also available at valuation.

KATUNGA – VIC Farm for Sale

 

This 145 acre property has great potential for the forward thinking horticulturalist or crop farmer. Located on the outskirts of Katunga and just 10 minutes from Numurkah with 20 acres set up with pipes & rise sprinklers and the balance to flood irrigation. Excellent Katunga soil type suitable for horticulture or Lucerne, some shedding, power connected to the property, 2 pump sites for the irrigation with a delivery share from Goulburn Murray water (TBA) and 2 megs of high reliability included in the sale. A spear point with electric pump for stock & domestic also
available.

Sunraysia District – Horticulture Farming in Victoria

Robinvale – Vic Farm for sale 

 

Established in 1976, Robinvale Wines is a certified Organic & Bio-Dynamic Winery. An industry respected certified biodynamic estate, carefully established over many years, on a high profile site situated on the tourist route in the beautiful Sunraysia wine region. Fully equipped boutique winery with cellar door, certified kitchen bottling facilities office laboratory, cool rooms and plenty of storage.

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