Rancho Lobos comprises over 900 Hectares of prime Sonoran Desert fertile land. In the vast planes of the La Arivaipa plateau, ideal location for grapevine cultivating.
Because of its soil type and climate, Rancho Lobos presents ideal conditions for several crops. The main cultivars for the area are:Fruit trees - Mainly Grapevine
Most types of Vegetables
Cereals & Grains
Forage - Mainly Alfalfa
The available infrastructure at Rancho Lobos for agriculture operations, include 6 deep water wells with the following characteristics:
The Ranch's climate has the following characteristics:Climate type: Bwhw(x')(e)
By its temperature classified as semi hot with cold winter. With a mean annual temperature of 18 to 22 degrees Celsius, and a mean winter low of 6 C.
Annual average rainfall of 250 mm., with a winter percentage greater than 10.2 with respect to summer.
Climate classified by its relative humidity as dry or arid.
The Ranch's topography has the following characteristics:The terrain is 95% located on flat land, at an average elevation of 200 meters above sea level, with small hills in its geographic center of 450 to 500 M.A.S.L.; Natural land slope to the west
Its Soil has the following characteristics:Of origin in-situ, alluvial, coluvial, and marine
Soil type light sand depth of 25 to 50 cm. with good absorption levels; Land capacity of 25%; Speed of infiltration of 13 mm/hr.
Because of these characteristics and the available infrastructure, the Ranch has the potential to cultivate up to 600 hectares with perennial crops like grapes and fruit trees, asparagus, etc., plus 300 hectares with seasonal crops like melon, watermelon, green & red pepper, cabbage, etc.
Currently, the Ranch has a project to establish the first phase of "Lobos Vineyard". Consisting of two plantations, 33 ha. each, with seedless Sugraone and seedless Flame table grapes using wells No. 1 & 2. With the following characteristics:Plantation type: High density using "Y" trellis systems.
Phase I: 33 Hectares of each variety per well, Year 1.
Phase II: +33 Ha. each, Totaling 66 Ha. each, Year 4.
Phase III: +33 Ha. each, Totaling 99 Ha. each, Year 5.
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