Home of the Honey Gold Mango! The ideal family business in close proximity to Rockhampton
Honey Gold mangoes were first bred by chance in Queensland's Rockhampton region in 1991 and are the result of a Kensington Pride off-type pollinated by an unknown variety. When the original tree first bore fruit, the grower recognising its unique taste and appearance named it Honey Gold. Piata Farms bought the plant breeders' rights to the variety in 2002 and sent the first fruit to market in 2009. The original tree still bears fruit today.
267 Del Rosa Road - approximately 21.5 kilometres west of Rockhampton in the Alton Downs area. Access is via about 20km on the Ridgelands Road (sealed), then about 1.5km on the Del Rosa Road (formed gravel road).
Located between Limestone Creek and Black Gin Creek where they join at the end of the property and run into the Fitzroy River the country is a mix of soft fertile loam and black soil alluvial undulating flats. The property is split with an easement to the northern end property where a number of locals access and pump from Limestone Creek to their properties. An orchard of 8,000 Honey Gold Mango trees is currently established with area for an additional 1,000 trees.
Only 15 minutes west of Rockhampton. Del Rosa Road provides the ideal location for the family. The property is serviced by Rural electricity, STD phone and internet services, satellite television in close proximity to a regional city.
Rockhampton provides the shopping, professional services, hospital and medical services, all education levels including numerous state and private schools, TAFE and the CQ University, a large well serviced airport with up to 14 flights a day to Brisbane and all other services expected of a regional city and only approximately 50 kilometres to the Capricorn Coast.
The Honey Gold Mango originated on the property, this variety is now highly regarded and recognised for its taste, full flavour, appearance and smell. Prior to the major flood event in 2011 there were approximately 9,000 Honey Gold Mango trees established on the property, due to the abnormal high level of the flood during 2011 a number of trees were lost with around 3,000 since replanted.
The main pumping plant is located on Limestone Creek and comprises a 37kw three phase electric motor with a Grundfos centrifugal pump (80mm x 65mm x 250mm).
This pumping plant reticulates to a mainline system which comprise mostly 150mm class 9 PVC, then reducing to 100mm submains.
There is a four (4) bedroom lowset home located on the property with a surrounding verandah and car port. Attached to the southern end of the building are quarters that bed up to six people with a separate toilet and shower.
An enclosed 60ft x 30ft steel machinery shed with concrete floor, steel frame, zincalum roof and wall. Power connected and lighting installed
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