882+/- Acres | Suitable for Orchards
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882+/- Acres | Suitable for Orchards

$13,230,000 882 Acres
Property ID 4560479


882+/- acres Suitable for orchards. Available in parcels, or as an entirety. $15,000 net cash to seller. The 180-acre parcel featured in the Virtual Tour sold 12/2018.

Gross acres: 882 +/- acres divided into 3-parcels developed into 6 large fields. Net cropland acres of each field approximately; 98,99,174,133;200 and 110 acres.

Multiple Water resources: (1.) CVP/SRSC "Settlement Contractors". 100% allocation. Strong Senior Central Valley Project, Sacramento River Settlement Contract water rights and district groundwater wells in Reclamation District 108. (2.) Sites Reservoir Development - Reclamation District-108 a member with water reserved. (3.) Untapped groundwater reserves overlaying the Colusa sustainable groundwater sub-basin. Natural gas & minerals included at full price.

Improvements: Six laser leveled fields on 9% grade with 24" turn-outs, roads, ditches & drains. 5-acre field station with shop, yard and housing. There's an elevated building pad at the end of a private airfield, with spectacular views overlooking the farm, coastal range and the Sutter Buttes. Situated in the heart of the Pacific Flyway with spectacular recreational opportunities.

Soils: Enriched well-drained Sacramento clay with good infiltration. Laser-leveled on 9% grade for quick drainage. Walnuts flourishing on same soils next door. CCOF certified organic,and conventional; dark basin floor, mixed-clayey-alluvial soils, with 4% soil organic matter - vital to organic agriculture. Explosive almond development on Krymsk-86 rootstock replacing thousands of acres of rice (UCCE) in the Sacramento Valley.

Organic tomatoes on drip; sunflower seeds, organic rice, oil seeds, vine seeds, grains, feeds and legumes. Walnuts adjacent with almonds & vineyards nearby. Scalable supply-chain sustainable water asset.

Prices: Organic rice = $37-42/cwt, organic tomatoes = $130-150/ton, sunflower seeds = $1000-2000/acre, organic safflower = $700-710/ton. Most organic prices are 2X conventional or more.

Yields: Organic rice = 78-cwt/acre, organic safflower = 1.3-tons/acre. Tomato yields typically 40-60 ton/acre dependent on grower conditions.

Leases: Premium organic rents. Tenant waitlist. Leases, if mutually agreed upon, may be assumed, renegotiated or canceled upon closing. On site security may also be retained.

Due diligence required. No contingencies sale. Sold AS-IS. Williamson Act re-enrolled through 2027. No existing conservation easements.

Premium organic revenues on land suitable for orchards. Multiple water resources supporting organic tomatoes, sunflowers and rice. Luxuriant soils developed over years of organic farming. Leased to strong local producers contracting with global companies. Highly productive water district North of the Delta. 100% allocation. Untapped sustainable groundwater reserves overlaying the Colusa sub-basin.


Virtual Tour  


From Port of Sacramento, 38-miles North on I-5. From Sacramento International Airport, 28-miles North on I-5. From Williams canneries, nut hullers, tomato processing and rice drying & storage; 23-miles South on I-5. From Port of Oakland it's 98-miles East on I-80.

Agriculture and Farming

Agricultural Uses
Row Crop

Row Crop Potential Usage

Number of Acres of Orchard
Walnut orchard expansion area on adjacent lands, similar soils.

Primary Soil Types
Dark basin floor, mixed-clayey-alluvial, Sacramento Clay


Exterior Buildings

Housing Type
Farm/Ranch House


Barn Information
Large pole barn, Butler barn and small shop

Minerals - % Water Owned
Senior Sacramento Settlement Contract Water Rights. 100% allocation. Productive groundwater basin. Not needed now, but available.

Present Use

Special Notes
Open Call for Offers - Tenders

Land Type
Certified organic - CCOF Row crops / field crops. Orchard expansion area on adjacent lands.

Minerals Available
Oil & Gas

Proposed Use
* Walnuts next door - similar soils

Laser leveled - 9% grade

Minerals - % Oil & Gas Owned
Mineral rights included at full price. Natural gas lease history.

Private airfield

Road Frontage Desc

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