Tract 1 Organic Apple Orchard Auction, Willcox, AZ

27197 S Brookerson Road, Willcox, Arizona, 85643


MLS: 02038-24002

158.5 Acres

2 beds

2.0 baths

What You Should Know

  • 158.47 Acres

  • 2 Irrigation Wells

  • 131.4 Acres of Trees

  • Processing/Cold Storage Bldg.

  • Greefa Fruit Sorter

  • Retail/Cold Storage Bldg

  • 1535 S.F. Home/Office

  • Workers Home

Why You'll Love It

Multi-Tract Auction - Tract 1 - Willcox, AZ Orchard

Five Tracts of the 472+/- Acre 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 Briggs and Eggers Apple Orchard is a well-established organic certified orchard farming organically since 1990 and in operation since the 1980’s.  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!  

Tract 1

Tract 1 includes 131.4 +/- acres of apple trees, two manufactured homes and all the storage and handling facilities necessary to process apples.  Property details:

  • 40.0 +/- Ac –  APN 114-22-066
  • 112.90 +/- Ac – APN 114-22-108
  •    5.57 +/- Ac – APN 114-22-107
  •  158.47+/- Totals Acres
  • 131.4+/- Acres of Trees
  • 2 Irrigation Wells
  • Domestic Water - is supplied by a shared well on Tract 2
  • 15 Fans, 8 with Autostarts, 15 Propane Tanks
  • 2023 Taxes $11,097.58

Processing/Cold Storage Building:  Pre-engineered steel framed and metal processing/cold storage building containing a total of 20,000 +/- s.f. of building area.  Included are:

  • 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 Center/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 storage 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 shop/cold storage building, it is a pre-engineered steel frame structure consisting of 1,125 +/- s.f.  of which  500+/- feet are enclosed.


  • Two bedroom, two 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 House:  Three bedroom, one bath manufactured double wide.

Storage Shed:  A pre-engineered metal storage shed 240 +/- s.f. in size located east of the house/office.  The shed was erected in 2014.


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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 9, 2024, 10 AM to 4 PM AZ Time

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

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

Documents (16)

Where You'll Find It

  • Street Address: 27197 S Brookerson Road
  • City: Willcox
  • State: Arizona
  • County: Graham


Date: Thu, Apr 4, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM
Elks Club, 247 E. Stewart Street

Nancy Belt

Owner Broker
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Harry Owens

AZ Agent

Paul Ramirez