Andrew and Nicola Forrest buy another WA mango farm

The Gascoyne farm is one of two in the area licensed to grow Honey Gold mangoes.

Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest and his wife, Nicola, via their Harvest Road Group, are paying a speculated $2.6 million for the Gascoyne Tropical Nursery and Mango Plantation near Carnavon, about 990 kilometres north of Perth.

At 30 Lawson Street, South Plantations, the 21.78 hectare farm was offered by Gary and Kathleen Gibson who established it in 1980.

The Gascoyne asset includes 10 nursery shade houses, a utility shed, homestead and cottage.

The property neighbours a 90ha property Harvest acquired in late 2017, also to grow mangoes.

That farm, Brickhouse Station, isn’t producing fruit yet.

Gascoyne by comparison has some 4000 established trees – 2300 Honey Gold, 1400 Kensington Pride and 350 R2E2.

Its produce is marketed under the brand G&K.

Nutrien Harcourt’s Yves Beagley represented the Gibsons; the asset was listed mid-last year.

The region is about 20kms east of Carnavon, with a population of c5000, and 475km north of Geraldton (story continues below).

Gascoyne Tropical Nursery and Mango Plantation

The Gascoyne Tropical Nursery and Mango Plantation is one of two local properties licensed to grow Honey Gold mango trees.

The holding also includes a homestead, brick cottage, retail nursery shed and nine wholesale nursery shade houses.

“We’re interested in mangoes given the strong consumer demand we see for that premium produce, particularly domestically,” Harvest Road general manager, Richard Kohne, said.

“The timing of the harvest is something that’s always been attractive to us, being more over the Christmas period than other parts of the state,” he added.

Longer term, the group plans to market mangoes globally; it already exports beef and fish.

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Marc Pallisco

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