Chislett Developments

About our Orchard

Chislett Farms Pty Ltd currently has 90 hectares of citrus and avocado plantings on their property at Kenley, Victoria, Australia, (latitude -34.86 degrees).

All plantings are irrigated using a modern and efficient, radio controlled drip irrigation and fertigation system, monitored by Environscan soil moisture probes providing precision monitoring of soil moisture at multiple rootzone depths. All new plantings are on mounded ground to afford the best possible conditions for tree health and fruit quality.

Current total plantings cover an area of 90 hectares, comprising 78 hectares of citrus, and 12 hectares of avocados.

The property has approximately another 70 hectare available for future orchard development which is planned for the next five years.

Directors, Greg and Susan Chislett have attended numerous citrus tours to Spain, USA, South Africa, Israel and Egypt over recent years, to keep up with the latest information on varieties, irrigation, fertigation and other cultural practices. We are happy to share any of this knowledge with other growers.

Chislett Farms is the variety owner of the M7 early navel , the Chislett Summer Navel and the Rohde Summer Navel . Trees of these and all other citrus varieties are available from our nursery.

Fruit from the orchard is hand harvested into plastic bulk bins and transported to Mildura Fruit Company, Mildura who pack and market to wholesale and retail customers in Australia and some 25 overseas countries. Chislett Farms is one of 20 Key Suppliers to MFC.

The harvest season begins in mid April with the very early navel orange, M7, and as each variety matures, is followed by-

  • Navelina, an early navel orange
  • Imperial Mandarin. an early mandarin
  • Leng, an early to mid season navel orange
  • Washington, a mid season navel orange
  • Cara Cara, a mid season navel red fleshed orange
  • Seedless eureka lemon
  • Afourer late Mandarin
  • Rohde Summer Navel, a mid to late navel orange
  • Chislett Summer Navel, a late navel orange

 

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