Chislett Developments

About our Orchard

Chislett Farms is a family owned farm with approx 300ha established to citrus, avocados and pistachios, with a further 100ha under development, on their properties at Kenley and Narrung, 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.

Directors, Greg and Susan Chislett have attended numerous citrus tours to Spain, USA, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, 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 in Mildura,  who pack and market to wholesale and retail customers in Australia and some 25 overseas countries. Chislett Farms is proud to be one of the MFC’s 20 key suppliers.

The harvest season commences in mid April and usually concludes at the end of October, following the order of varieties below:

 

  • M7, the earliest, sweetest best navel available
  • 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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