Industry

California Citrus Industry

California’s unique combination of soil and climate come together to produce the highest quality citrus in the world. California growers supply over eighty percent of the nation’s fresh citrus and export to over sixteen foreign countries.

There are three distinct growing regions in California: the coastal region where most of the state’s lemons are grown; the desert region produces primarily grapefruit and lemons; and the San Joaquin Valley where 75% of the state’s citrus acreage is located, producing primarily oranges and mandarins.

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