Property ID: 3993673 -
Property ID: 3993673
Type: Farms, Undeveloped Land
Address: 4022 Fort Center Avenue
Description: The Bonneville Grove is a 263 acre property located in Hendry County, Florida. The property is located approximately one mile north of SR 78 and two miles west of Labelle. Bonneville Grove gains its access via Bonneville Road.
The grove was originally developed in the 1980s and is 263 gross acres and 214 net acres. Approximately 156.48 net acres are planted to citrus, and 58.15 net acres are bedded fallow land available for planting. The remainder of the site consists of an 11.85 acre reservoir, roads, ditches, a barn, and pump station. The trees are planted on two row beds, and has lateral and perimeter ditches. There are approximately 109.26 net acres of Valencia oranges and 47.22 net acres planted with Hamlin oranges. The grove has been reset over the years so the tree ages are mixed; however, the majority of the trees are mature trees.
The trees are planted at a spacing of approximately 12.5 feet by 25 feet, or 139 trees per net acre. Some areas, particularly the Valencia block, have been double set as the original trees were replaced.
The property has a low volume drip irrigation system. It is designed to pump water from the onsite reservoir. Water is pumped via two diesel powered turbine pumps (8 inch and 12 inch diameter) through filters and into the mainlines and eventually the drip lines. The irrigation system is no longer functioning properly, and will need to be repaired if buyer wishes to continue a citrus or crop production.
Bonneville Grove receives its water via a pump on the Caloosahatchee River. The property is permitted for agricultural irrigation water use by the South Florida Water Management District (Water Use Permit Number 26-00215-W). The permit allows for an annual allocation of 188 million gallons of surface water from the River and from the onsite reservoir. The total maximum monthly allocation is 33.3386 million gallons. The permit expires December 14, 2025.
Until recently, the grove was a good producing grove, however, due to a broken irrigation system and greening the grove is rapidly declining. Most of the older tress are currently dying and will not be able to be salvaged. A majority of the younger trees on the west end of the property and some on the east will likely survive. To continue on with a citrus operation a bulk of the grove will have to be pushed and replanted and irrigation will need to be fixed.
The Bonneville Grove is made up of three primary soil types, Oldsmar Sand, Immokalee Sand, and Wabasso Sand. These three soil types account for roughly 93% of the property.
Acreage Break Down
Gross- 263 acres
Net- 214 (156 acres planted and 58 acres pushed)
Reservoir and support area- 12 acres
Tree Variety by Acre
Valencias- 109 net acres
Hamlins- 47 net acres
Rehab, push, and replant citrus grove
Contact Name: Justin Thibaut, Director of Sales
Phone Number: 239-489-4066
Address1: 10471 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy
City: Fort Myers
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