Ojai Pixie season 2017 is on its way– we will begin harvest of a huge crop in March.
The 2016 came and went quickly– there was smaller crop as Pixie tangerines tend to be alternate bearing (a big crop on year followed by a small crop the subsequent year). That means we should have a big crop in 2017— but we are all holding our breathe and hoping the trees can bear with this ongoing drought and that there are no fires or freezes between now and March. Speaking of drought, you can visit this page and it will hopefully answer your questions about Ojai’s citrus growing and the drought.
The Asian Citrus Psyllid in Ojai: This insect pest has arrived in Ojai. Please visit this page set up by Ojai Growers for regular updates. It is important that everyone in Ojai work together to keep this pest from wreaking havoc upon the citrus in our lovely valley.
Ojai Pixie lunchboxes are here! A long time project of Tony and Emily of Friend’s Ranches has been to make a lunchbox for Ojai Pixies. Ojai Pixies are superbly portable and the best thing to pack in a lunch or picnic so we have made you something fun and stylish to tote your Ojai Pixies in. We teamed up with local cartoonist Sergio Aragonès (yes, of MAD magazine) and we absolutely love them! You can find the Ojai Pixie lunchboxes for sale in Ojai at Friend’s Ranches, the Ojai Museum giftshop, and Westridge markets. You can also order them to be shipped by mail at Friend’s Ranches.
Ojai Pixie Tangerines
- Sweet, seedless, and easy to peel
- Delicious eaten out of hand or in salads
- Kids love them
- Perfectly portable for purses or picnics
Ojai Pixie Tangerine Growers grow the best springtime tangerines. 52 tangerine growers – family-scale farmers all of us – have a total of about 25,000 tangerine trees in southern California’s beautiful Ojai Valley. Our tangerines come ripe sometime in March, and we sell them both wholesale and direct for as long as we have fruit to sell, usually sometime in May or June.
Please enjoy the season and let us know where you find our fruits.