Located in the Keaau area, only minutes to downtown Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, enjoy easy access to this property from the Belt Highway via Macadamia Drive. Keaau is the central town of the Puna District, the fastest growing area in the State of Hawaii.
This 121 acre property includes approximately 67 acres of mature Macadamia Nut orchard and has been producing nuts for almost 30 years -- averaging approx. 250,000 pounds over 10 years. Ideal, low elevation location is perfect for growing Macadamia Nut and rare tropical fruit crops. Close proximity of orchard to processing and shipping vendors creates efficiencies in operations.
Bee hives provide honey and help maximize pollination, increasing nut yields.
The 121 acre property includes 9 acres of Lychee orchard with 300 trees. Lychee is a rare, tropical fruit in high demand. Annual production potential of the Lychee orchard is estimated at 30,000 pounds (100 pounds per tree) at maturity, with an average farm gate price of $3/pound. Harvest season is usually in June of each year. Meaningful production of Lychee fruit projected within next 1-2 years.
Lychee flowers and fruit set mean harvest time is nearing. Harvest season is usually in June of each year. Meaningful production of Lychee fruit projected to occur within 1-2 years.
The Lychee orchard has a gated and fenced access providing crop security. This low elevation site near Keeau is tropical and warm, an ideal site for Lychee.
The 121 acre property includes approximately 8 acres of Mangosteen orchard with 270 trees. Mangosteen is a rare, tropical fruit in high demand.
Annual production potential of the Mangosteen orchard is estimated at 54,000 pounds (200 pounds per tree) at maturity, with a farm gate price of $5/pound. The Mangosteen orchard is expecting its first harvest in 2009.
The Mangosteen orchard has a fenced and gated access to provide crop security.
Conveniently located near this 121 acre property is the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut factory, which processes nuts grown in the nearby orchards. The Mauna Loa Factory & Visitor Center is a successful tourist destination site.