This orchard is owned by Friend’s Ranches on a piece of property that Elmer Friend purchased in from his brother Henry where some of Ojai’s first tangerines were planted. The Pixies were planted in 2005 and 2010. The first crop was harvested in 2010. Friend’s Ranches uses abundant amounts of mulch, compost and manure to keep soil fertility up in this rocky alluvial soil along Thacher Creek.
Member of the Ojai Pixie Tangerine Growers Association. Find out more at www.ojaipixies.com