Ojai Pixie season 2018 is going! — we are back in the swing of things!
It’s been an interesting end to 2017 and start to 2018– we had a major fire (The Thomas Fire) roar about Ojai for weeks — roasting orchard edges and destroying homes of many folks in our small Ojai valley and surrounding area. We had over a month of smoke. Then we had a rain event which made mud flow. Then we had a month of summer weather in January/February. Then it finally turned wintery and the pixies decided to ripen (for a while we thought we were going to be harvesting green, ash-laden fruit). Needless to say, the growers, their trees and their properties are feeling a little frazzled! So we are glad to get back into the swing of things with our great tasting fruit!
Despite all the odd weather, our Ojai Pixies are as good as ever; the trees that were burned lost their fruit, but there is no residual flavor change or anything from the fire in the crop we are harvesting. We have a smaller crop this year than last year, so get ’em while they last!
The best way to stay in touch is with our instagram and our Ojai Pixies facebook page; social media is easier to update on the go.
The Asian Citrus Psyllid in Ojai: This insect pest has arrived in Ojai, and the disease it carries is in our county around Somis and Moorpark. 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.