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+/-478 Acres – Walnuts & Open Land – Chico, CA - Butte County

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Property ID : Dutro

For Sale - New $10,950,000 - Nuts, Open Land, Permanent Planting
478 Acres Print

+/-478 Acres – Walnuts & Open Land – Chico, CA - Butte County

+/-478 Acres – Walnuts & Open Land – Chico, CA

  • Location
  • Property is located northwest of Chico, CA in Butte County.

    • Subject Property 1 is located along the east side of Meridian Road and the south side of Nord Highway, on the north side of Tokay Ranch Road.
    • Subject Property 2 is located along the west side of Meridian Road and on the south side of Nord Highway, on the north side of Bell Road.
    • Subject Property 3 is located along the north side of Bell Road, west of Meridian Road.
    • Subject Property 4 is located along the north side of California State Highway 32, on the south side of Bell Road.
  • Size
  • +/-478 Assessed Acres

  • Plantings
  • +/-378 gross acres are planted to Walnuts.

    Subject Property 1

    • Field 21: +/-17 net acres planted to the Chandler variety of walnuts on Paradox rootstock, planted in 2013 at a spacing of 20’x28′.

    Subject Property 2

    • Field 22: +/-95.30 net acres planted to the Chandler variety of walnuts on VX211 rootstock, planted in 2022 at a spacing of 20’x28′.
    • Field 23: +/-95.70 net acres planted to the Chandler variety of walnuts on Paradox rootstock, planted in 2008/2009 at a spacing of 20’x28′.
    • Field 24: +/-83.30 net acres planted to the Chandler variety of walnuts on Paradox rootstock, planted in 2013 at a spacing of 20’x28′.

    Subject Property 4

    • Field 28: +/-67.30 net acres planted to the Chandler variety of walnuts on Paradox rootstock, planted in 2014 at a spacing of 20’x28′.

     

    +/-100 gross acres are Open Land.

    Subject Property 3

    • Field 25: +/-96.00 net acres are open land, historically planted to irrigated row crops. Trees have never been planted to this property.
  • Water
  • The property is situated within the Tuscan Water District and is part of Vina Groundwater GSA. The GSA has been approved without any pumping limits imposed. The property features a combined pumping capacity of +/-11,500 GPM across its established wells.

    • Subject Property 1: Receives ground water via Subject Property 2 via an underground pipeline which conveys water under Meridian Road. There is a 30 HP electric booster on the 50 HP pump that irrigates Field 21. Trees are irrigated via solid set sprinklers.
    • Subject Property 2: Has three (3) wells. Domestic well (#22) has a 50 HP pump, Ag well (#23) has a 125 HP pump with a variable frequency drive (VFD) and Ag well (#24) has a 100 HP pump. Pumps for (#22, #23 and #24) have automated valves and automated irrigation start/stop with flow meters. There is high-pressure PVC underground, but trees are young and still irrigated via micro-sprinklers.
    • Subject Property 3: Has two (2) Ag wells (#25 and #26), both with 40 HP pumps. Irrigation is delivered via flood/furrow.
    • Subject Property 4: Has one (1) Ag well (#28) with a 100 HP pump with a VFD. Trees are irrigated via solid set sprinklers.
  • Solar
  • The property includes a 100.7 kW-DC ground-mounted Photovoltaic solar array designed to offset 100% of electricity usage, ensuring efficient and sustainable operations.

    Note: Field 28 is not eligible for solar offsets on pumping costs.

  • Structures
  • Home: There is a single +/-884 sq. ft. home on Subject Property 2. The house measures 26’ x 40’ and includes a 26’ x 6’ attached front porch with a concrete deck, as well as a 14’ x 6’ attached rear porch with a redwood deck. The roof consists of composition shingles, while the porches have ribbed steel roofing. The interior features a combined living and dining area, kitchen, service porch, one (1) bedroom, and one (1) bathroom. The home was built in the 1940’s and has been maintained and is in good repair.

    Detached Garage: There is one (1) +/-1,104 sq. ft. detached garage on Subject Property 2 and features two (2) 9 ft. overhead roll-up doors.

    Shop: Subject Property 2 has a modern +/-4,000 sq. ft. shop with steel framing and galvanized metal siding/roofing. The interior includes a small office, restroom and parts storage area. It features numerous overhead roll-up doors, as well as +/-3’ roof overhang on the west side of the shop.

    Additional structures on Subject Property 2 include: an equipment shed, chemical storage building, modular farm office, wash room and grain storage bins.

  • Legal
  • Butte County APNs: 006-670-001, 047-150-036, 047-190-013, 047-190-010 and 047-190-008

    All parcels are enrolled in the Agriculture Preserve Williamson Act.

  • Groundwater Disclosure
  • Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires groundwater basins to be sustainable by 2040. SGMA requires a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) by 2020. Said plans may limit ground water pumping. For more information please visit the SGMA website at www.sgma.water.ca.gov/portal/.

  • Remarks
  • Fantastic opportunity to acquire these beautifully farmed walnut ranches and open row crop land with close proximity to the City of Chico, CA. Call the listing agents today to schedule your private tour.

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Agent Rick Schuil

  • Office : 559-734-1700 Ext. 200
  • Mobile : 559-859-4484
  • CalBRE : 00961925

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Agent Dirk Schuil

  • Office : 559-734-1700
  • Mobile : 559-859-4750
  • CalBRE : 02157255

Dirk Schuil is from Kingsburg, California, located in the Central Valley, California's most abundant agricultural region and one of the…
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