Ojai Pixie season 2017 is done — we grew, harvested and packed over 4.8million pounds in 2017!
We are wrapped up for the season and busy taking care of the trees for the 2018 crop. The 2017 was a big one for us, so we are likely to have a slightly smaller crop inn 2018. Pixie trees are alterate bearing, meaning that they produce a lot of fruit one year and less the following year. Of course Mother Nature can change things between bloom and harvest– summer, fall and winter are when the growers are busy taking care of the trees and soil in order to ensure a viable crop for the spring. The BEST way to stay up-to-date with what we are doing is our Ojai Pixies facebook page; social media is easier to update on the go.
Yet we are not out of the 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, 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.