California is the leading producer of fresh citrus in the country! California’s citrus farmers grow nearly 77% of the country’s fresh market citrus. (Florida’s citrus primarily goes to making orange juice!)
Oranges, lemons, grapefruit and tangerines are all grown in California- some varieties of lemons, like the Eureka, are produced 12 months a year by California’s farmers.
Growing a new citrus tree is complex! Citrus is typically grown by grafting two different varieties together. The top of the tree, depending on the type of fruit wanted, is paired with a different root variety, which is chosen for it’s resistance to disease, or other growth benefits
Listen to the Coalition’s ‘Farm Water Minute – Citrus’ promotional by clicking here!