LIVE AND ONLINE - Multi-tract Auction, Organic Orchard, Willcox, AZ

Start Bidding:

3/1/2024 8:55:00 AM MST

End Bidding:

4/4/2024 5:00:00 PM MST

Event Date:

4/4/2024 5:00:00 PM MST


Elks Club, 247 E. Stewart Street
  • Multi-tract Auction, Organic Orchard, Willcox, AZ

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    Multi-tract auction - tract 1 - willcox, az orchard five tracts of the 472+/- acre briggs & eggers apple orchard in willcox, arizona, will go to aucti
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Multi-Tract Auction - Willcox, AZ Orchard

Five Tracts of the Briggs & Eggers Apple Orchard in Willcox, Arizona, will go to Auction April 4, 2024. Well-established certified organic orchard now available for sale in smaller tracts.


The orchard consists of 472.14+/- acres of deeded land and a well-improved headquarters with three homes, workshop, and 24,075+/- s.f. of processing facilities including apple sorting, washing, cold storage buildings and retail space, and a truck scale. The orchard grows a variety of apples on the majority of the 400 acres, with pears on 10 acres. The orchard is being offered in 5 tracts or can be purchased turn-key, complete with all tractors, trailers, sprayers, all rolling stock, irrigation pumps and equipment, and computerized processing equipment. This is the type of agricultural investment property that can become an important part of an investor’s portfolio for years to come. 

The property is located about 19 miles north of Willcox in Graham County, AZ. The City of Tucson and the Tucson International Airport is 93 miles west on Interstate 10 and a 90-minute drive from the property. Many people are under the impression that Arizona is a very dry and hot southern state. While some regions are indeed dry and hot, Willcox is at 4,300 feet in elevation in a wide basin that is surrounded by mountains on all sides. The average high temperature in June and July is 96 degrees; in August the average high is 93 degrees. Summer evenings average a low between 58 and 65 degrees. This wide range of temperatures is ideal for growing fruit, because the cool nights cause sugar to settle in the fruit, making for sweet, tasty produce. Consequently, many growers raise cash crops such as wine grapes, apples, pistachios, hay, and vegetables. In fact, Willcox is known for many varieties of wine grapes. Water is produced by drilling into aquifers that are fed by the nearby mountains.  Average annual rainfall is approximately 12 inches and there are on average 277 days of sunshine!

Orchard details - Varieties, Spacing, Age of Trees

The property consists of 412+/- acres of apples with the following spacings:

  • 171+/- acres planted at 12’ x 18’ spacings ( 15.5 acres in trellis)

  • 229+/- acres at 10’ x 18’ spacings

  • 11.3 +/- acres at 6’ x 18’ trellis spacings.

The majority of the apple trees were planted in the 1980’s. New plantings in 2018 and 2019 cover approximately 25% of the acreage. The younger trees are now coming into production. Most trees are planted in a traditional spacing, with trees planted to a density of about 220 trees per acre. However, 25 acres are trellised in a denser pattern pioneered on Israeli orchards that takes advantage of drip irrigation and provides labor savings at harvest time. Current production is about 2,000 to 4,000 tons annually. Currently 70% of the apples go to juice, with the balance being sold as table quality to a local Arizona produce broker and a portion are sold on site at the retail center.

Tree Varieties: The apple varieties include Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious, Pink Lady, Lady in Red, Red Cameo, Sundowner, Ambrosia, and Sweetie.  Pear varieties include Bartlett, Red D'Anjou and Bosc.  Fully certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI) as an organic grower.

All the orchards are irrigated by irrigation using water pumped from an underground aquifer.  There are a total of seven irrigation wells on the property, including five existing older wells with electric turbine pumps. A sixth older well is out of service. A new well was drilled in 2022 to a depth of 2,100 feet. Static water level in this well is 400 feet with current production at 350 gallons per minute. Water quality is generally good in the area. There are three domestic wells.

Orchard Infrastructure Improvements

The Briggs & Eggers Orchard has a complete set of quality improvements with all the necessary storage and handling facilities to go to work immediately. Improvements include:

20,000 s.f. Processing/Cold Storage Building: Pre-engineered steel framed and metal processing/cold storage. Included in the cold storage/processing building: 

  • Two cold storage areas, one containing approximately 4,000+/- s.f. and the other 6,500 +/- s.f.

  • 8,000 +/- s.f. processing/packaging area with Greefa Fruit Sorter. 

  • 1,500+/- s.f. storage area 

  • Metal canopy along the north and east sides of the building for a covered area of 15,840+/- s.f.

  • 50 +/- s.f. of restrooms.

  • Spray foam insulated ceilings and walls, concrete floors

  • 1 - 4-fan Russell chiller unit and 3-fan Bohn chiller unit in 4,000 s.f. cold room

  • 4 – 4-fan Russell chiller units and 4 – single fan Hussmann chiller units in the 6,500 s.f. cold room.

  • Dock high concrete loading ramp

Retail/Cold Storage Building: This building is located just southwest of the processing/cold storage building, it is a pre-engineered steel frame and metal structure consisting of 2,950+/- s.f. Includes:

  • 1,200+/- s.f. of cold storage

  • 875+/- s.f. of shop area

  • 300 +/- s.f. of retail space

  • 575+/- s.f. of storage area

  • Spray foam insulated ceilings and walls, concrete floors

  • 2- Russell Chiller units with 4 - 6 fan blowers

  • Retail fruit stand area with rollup door

  • Truck Scale with digital readout.  Readout is located in the Retail Center.

Shed/Carport: Located east of the retail/cold storage building, it is a pre-engineered steel frame structure consisting of 1,125 +/- s.f. of which 500+/- feet are enclosed.


Residential Improvements - 4 Homes

Main Residence:

The main residence is a comfortable home that was built to last. Built in 1966, it has recent updates and is situated at the headquarters on the northwest corner of  Orchard Parcel 1, across the farmyard from the processing and storage buildings. Details:

  • 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 3,298+/- s.f. site built home with attached 1,000-s.f. carport

  • 2 fireplaces—one in the living room with wood burning insert and another in the bonus room.

  • There is a large Arizona Room with a wall of glass windows facing east.

  • Kitchen and bathrooms all appear to have been recently updated.

  • The laundry room is large and also serves as a mud room.

  • The home is centrally heated and cooled with AC added approximately one year ago.

  • Oak kitchen cabinetry

  • Ceramic tile floors in kitchen, dining, bath, and laundry room areas. Carpet in the bedrooms, living room and a portion of the bonus room.

  • Quartz tile countertops in the kitchen with a tile backsplash


  • 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1535 +/- s.f. manufactured home with a metal roof and covered outdoor patio with wood deck overlooking the pond with a hot tub. This house was constructed in the 1980’s.

  • All cabinetry in the home is painted white. Counters are a solid surface material.

  • All appliances included - range, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer.

  • Ceramic tile flooring in the kitchen and laundry room with carpet in the bedrooms, living room and vinyl in the bathroom.

  • Fireplace in the living room

  • Central heat and AC

  • Office addition has wood flooring, built-in cabinetry and overlooks the orchard and pond.

Workers’ Houses: 3 bedroom, 1 bath double-wide manufactured home and a second unoccupied 2 bedroom, 1 bath single-wide manufactured home.

Storage Shed: Built in 2014, there is a pre-engineered metal storage shed 240 +/- s.f. in size.


Summary of Offering by Tract

See Tract Map for Location.

Tract 1

  • 158.47 +/- Total Acres
  • 131.4+/- Acres of Trees
  • 2 Irrigation Wells
  •  Domestic water is supplied by a well shared with Tract 2
  • 15 Fans, 8 with Autostarts, 15 Propane Tanks
  • Processing/Cold Storage Buildings described above
  • Retail Center/Cold Storage Buildings described above
  • Truck Scale with Digital Readout
  • Shed/Carport
  • House/Office
  • Workers House
  • Storage Shed

Tract 2

  • Includes the 3-Bedroom, 2 Bath main residence
  • 1.72+/- Acres
  • 1 Domestic well which is shared with Tract 1

Tract 3

  • 65+/- Acres
  • 59.2+/- Acres of Trees
  • 2 Irrigation Wells - one newer well drilled in 2022 and one well out of service
  • 6 Fans with Autostart

Tract 4

  • 145.4+/- Acres
  • 125.4+/- Acres of Trees
  • Manufactured Home - Unoccupied
  • 2 Irrigation Wells
  • 1 Domestic Well
  • 8 Fans, 8 Propane Tanks (no autostarts)

Tract 5

  • 100+/- Acres
  • 95.9+/- Acres of Trees
  • 1 Irrigation Well
  • 10 Fans with Autostart, 9 Propane Tanks


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Auction Details:

Multi-Tract, On-line and Live Auction

When:  April 4, 2024

Time:  Live Auction will begin at 2:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 11:00 a.m.  On-line Auction will open March 1, 2024

Location:  Live Auction will be held at: 

Willcox Elks Club
 247 E. Stewart Street
Willcox, AZ  85643

Open House:  Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th, 2024, 10 AM to 4 PM  AZ time.

**Property is subject to sale prior to auction date.**

**Bid price is for the entire tract not per acre.**

Selling subject to seller confirmation.

Property sells "AS IS".

Buyers shall pay a buyer's premium equivalent to 10% of the purchase price. The Buyer's Premium shall be added to the final bid price and will be collected at closing. 

See Terms and Conditions for additional information.

See Property Information Documents included on this website.

Contact Broker for more information or questions.



United Country Real Estate - Stockmen’s Realty


Real Estate Auction – Briggs and Eggers Orchard, Willcox, Arizona  – April 4, 2024

Thank you for participating in the United Country Real Estate - Stockmen’s Realty (hereinafter Stockmen’s Realty) Multi-tract Auction.  The Multi-Tract Auction and conveyance of property shall be governed by the Agreement for Purchase and Sale at auction, including all addenda, exhibits, disclosures, and other required documents (together, the “Agreement for Purchase and Sale”).  The Terms of the Sale are non-negotiable and irrevocable.  Your registration evidences your agreement with these terms.  All bidders must complete the registration process.  All bidders must  either register online on the HiBid platform or at the live Auction. By bidding you are representing to Stockmen’s Realty and the Seller that you have read and agree to be bound by all terms and conditions for this sale as stated herein.  DO NOT BID unless you have read and agreed to be bound by Agreement for Purchase and Sale, Sale Day Notes, Disclosures, and these auction Terms of Sale, as they are enforceable against you.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION:  Tracts 1- 5, as outlined on Exhibit A.

SALE SITE:  HiBid Online Internet Platform or Live Auction at Willcox Elks Club, 247 E. Stewart Street, Willcox, AZ 85643.  Live Auction Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. and the Auction will start at 2:00 p.m.

AUCTIONEER POWERS & AUCTION PROCESS:  The property will be offered in multiple tracts.  The highest bidder(s) at the end of the process will be the successful bidder.  The Auctioneer reserves the right to regulate bidding, to accept or reject any or all bids, and to cancel or re-schedule an auction.  The Auctioneer is the sole arbiter and controller of the conduct of the auction and shall be the final and absolute authority without liability to any party.

Should technical issues arise with the server, software provider, software, or any other online auction difficulties, Stockmen’s Realty reserves the right to extend the auction, reschedule the auction, extend the bidding, close the bidding or any other remedy deemed proper by the auctioneers.  Neither the auction company, nor any of its service providers shall be held liable, or responsible, for any missed bid or failure of any of the software to function as designed. United Country Real Estate – Stockmen’s Realty may send email notifications to properly registered bidders with updated information deemed necessary at their sole discretion.

INTERNET BIDDING:  It is the sole responsibility of the Internet bidder to be familiar with the Internet bidding process.  Live internet bidders are advised to have a DSL or higher internet connection to bid during the live auction.  Because of the fast paced nature of the auction, a slower internet connection could lead to not being able to bid.

AUCTION CLOSING PROCESS:    Auctioneer is the sole arbitrator of the closing process of this auction.

SUBJECT TO SELLER ACCEPTANCE:  This property is being sold subject to Seller confirmation within one (1) hour of the conclusion of the Auction.  The Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE:  The property is subject to sale prior to the Auction date.  Any such sale shall be subject to the 10% Buyer’s Premium.

PURCHASE CONTRACT:  The successful bidder shall execute an Agreement for Purchase and Sale, immediately after being declared the Successful Bidder by the Auctioneer.

DOWN PAYMENT: The successful bidders will be required to make a non-refundable deposit in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total purchase price which shall be considered a down payment and credited to the purchase price.   Once the Seller approves the Sale, the downpayment, must be paid by the successful bidder by direct wire transfer to Pioneer Title Agency, Inc., 363 W. 4th Street, Benson, AZ  85602, Kimberly Lockhart as Escrow Agent on the Friday following the Auction by 4:00 p.m. AZ Time.  The deposit shall be non-refundable; your bidding is NOT conditional upon financing or inspection, ensure that you are prepared to pay cash at closing or have arranged financing prior to bidding.    

CLOSING OF ESCROW:  The balance of the purchase price, and Buyer’s 10% Premium (Buyer’s Fee), are due at closing by wire transferred funds on or before May 6, 2024 to the Escrow Agent.  Final closing is NOT contingent upon financing.  Closing costs will include customary escrow fees which will be paid by the Buyer and Seller equally, recording fees, tax proration’s, water and septic transfer fees, financing fees and any other fees noted.   The property will be conveyed by General Warranty Deed and Seller shall provide Buyer with an Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance at closing.  Closing will take place at the office of Pioneer Title Agency, Inc., 363 W. 4th Street, Benson, AZ  85602, Kimberly Lockhart, Escrow Officer by 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2024.

BUYER’S PREMIUM (BUYER’S FEE): Buyers shall pay a buyer’s premium equivalent to 10% of the purchase price.  The Buyer’s Premium shall be added to the final bid price and will be collected at closing.

AGENCY DISCLOSURE: Stockmen’s Realty, and all other licensees employed by or associated with the Broker exclusively represent the Seller in the sale of this property.

BUYER’S AGENT COMPENSATION: Buyer’s agents will enter into a co-broker’s agreement with Stockmen’s Realty.  Stockmen’s Realty agrees to pay upon closing a fee equal to 2% of the high bid price paid by his or her client excluding the Buyer’s Premium.   In order to be eligible for compensation, the buyer’s agent must hold an active real estate license in the State of Arizona or possess a valid real estate license and act in conformance with the laws for paying a referral fee to an out of state broker as promulgated by the State of Arizona and must register the client 24 hours prior to the auction.  All out of state brokers must provide a copy of a valid real estate license in the state of licensure prior to payment.  All registration letters shall be sent to Nancy Belt, at Stockmen’s Realty and an acknowledgement will be sent to the Agent.   No oral registrations will be accepted.  No agency relationship will be recognized for a client who has previously contacted or been contacted by the Seller, or the Seller’s Agents.  If an Agent has not met all of these requirements, no compensation will be paid, even if the Agent’s client purchases the property.

CLOSING DATE:  The closing date for parcels shall be on or before Monday, May 6, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

POSSESSION:  Buyers are not allowed possession until close of escrow (transfer of funds and recording of the deed), at which time it is recommended that the property be re-keyed.

PROPERTY CONDITION, AS IS, WHERE IS SALE: All properties are sold “AS IS, WHERE IS” with no other contingencies to sale and no warranties expressed or implied.  Stockmen’s Realty (Broker) represents the Seller only and does not inspect properties on bidder’s behalf.  Bidders must conduct their own due diligence and investigation of each property to determine the suitability of the property prior to placing a bid.  Bidders must rely solely upon their own investigation and NOT any information provided by the Seller, Broker, or Auctioneer.  Failure of a bidder to be fully informed on the condition of a property will not constitute grounds for a claim adjustment or to cancel the sale.  All the information contained regarding this property was obtained from official maps or other sources deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and may be in error.  Furthermore, Stockmen’s Realty, Auctioneer, and Seller DO NOT WARRANT the accuracy thereof.  By bidding you agree to all disclosures.

TITLE: A title report has been provided as part of the due diligence information.  The title report contains a list of title exceptions.  Each Buyer should review the title report to satisfy themselves as to the condition of title.  Title Insurance will be provided by the Seller at Closing

DISCLAIMERS & NO WARRANTIES: Stockmen’s Realty, Auctioneer and the Seller expressly disclaim any liability for errors, omissions, or changes regarding any information provided for these sales.  Please read the Agreement for Purchase and Sale, and sale day notes for a full and complete understanding of Broker, Auctioneer and Seller’s disclaimers.  Bidders are to rely solely upon their own inspections and opinions in preparing to purchase property and are expressly advised to not rely on any representations made by the Seller, Broker or their agents and employees. Property information may change without notice and potential purchasers should investigate all data fully before relying upon it. The Seller, Broker, Auctioneer, and their agents assume no liability for inaccuracies, errors, or omissions in the marketing materials, including the Due Diligence Information posted online.  All square footage, dimensions, quantities, taxes, and other marketing materials are approximate. To the extent there are any inconsistencies between the information contained herein and any information contained in other marketing materials; the material included in the due diligence information provided online shall prevail.  However, notwithstanding the above, any announcements made the day of the sale will take precedence over earlier advertising or pre-printed material and the Agreement for Purchase and Sale shall govern and prevail with regard to the terms and conditions of the sale or disputes with respect to the property. You are entering a binding contract. There are no refunds or bid cancellations.  The registered bidder is personally responsible, legally and financially, for all auction items bid upon whether representing oneself or acting as an agent. Any bidder who fails to consummate a purchase may be pursued for civil and/or criminal violations. This offering may be withdrawn modified or canceled without notice at any time.  This is not a solicitation or offering to residents of any state where this offering is prohibited by law.

SEPTIC:  Septic inspections will be conducted by Seller prior to Auction.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: Your inspection of the property and employees expressly disclaim any “invitee” relationship and shall not be liable to any person for damage to their person or property while in, on, or about these properties, nor shall they be liable for any defects, dangers or conditions on the property all persons enter the property and participate in the Auction at their own risk and shall defend, indemnify, and save harmless Seller, Broker, Auctioneer, and their agents, contractors, and employees from any and all liability attendant thereto.  *See below for inspection dates and times.

CANCELLATION AND LIQUIDATED DAMAGES: If the high bidder breaches any portion of these auction Terms of Sale, or the Agreement for Purchase and Sale and/or fails to return all executed copies of all required documents or the required down payment, the bidder’s high bid offer shall be rejected by the Seller and all rights to purchase the property, if any, shall terminate with the Seller having the right to offer for sale or sell the property to another without limitation, and the bidder shall pay Auctioneer liquidated damages in an amount equal to the bid deposit at the time of registration. The bidder hereby authorizes Auctioneer to release all or part of the Deposit as liquidate damages owed to Stockmen’s Realty by bidder.  Bidder agrees that it is extremely difficult or impossible or impractical to accurately estimate the amount or extent of Stockmen’s Realty actual injury or damage resulting from a material breach of this agreement by the bidder, and based on the uncertainty of such estimation, the bidder agrees that liquidated damages identified herein are a proper remedy for bidder’s material breach of this agreement.  The bidder further agrees that the liquidated damages amount set forth herein constitutes a reasonable and satisfactory pre-breach estimation of each party’s damages and shall not in any way be considered a penalty or forfeiture.

VIEWING/INSPECTIONS:   The property is being sold AS IS-WHERE IS.  We highly recommend that bidder exercise their due diligence and visit and inspect the property in person during the preview dates listed below.  

Property Preview:

  • Friday, March 8th and  Saturday, March 9th, 2024, 10 AM to 4 PM AZ time.
  • Wednesday, March 20th and Saturday, March 23rd, 2024  10:00 AM to 4 PM AZ time.
  • Or by appointment

QUESTIONS:  Contact  United Country Real Estate – Stockmen’s Realty

      Nancy Belt at 520-221-0807 or Paul Ramirez 520-241-3333


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Exhibit A

Property Description


Tax Parcel ID No.’s

Graham County, AZ


Auction Tract 1                                                    

Parcel: 114-22-066 - 40.0 acres                                

Parcel: 114-22-108 - 112.9 acres                               

Parcel: 114-22-107 - 5.57 acres                                 

                                 158.47 acres



Auction Tract 2

Parcel: 114-22-106 - 1.72 acres                                  

Auction Tract 3

Parcel: 114-19-051B - 66.55 acres                              

Auction Tract 4

Parcel: 114-22-064B - 145.4 acres                              

Auction Tract 5

Parcel: 114-22-071 - 10.0 acres                                  

Parcel: 114-22-072 - 10.0 acres                                   

Parcel: 114-22-073 - 10.0 acres                                   

Parcel: 114-22-074 - 10.0 acres                                   

Parcel: 114-22-047 - 40.0 acres                                  

Parcel: 114-22-075B - 20.0 acres                                

                                    100.0 acres

For a total of 472 +/-deeded acres.


Questions? Contact Us!

Paul Ramirez

Roberto Diaz