Churchill Orchard in the Ojai Valley is in the beautiful East End of the Ojai Valley in Southern California.


We grow about 12 acres of tangerines – mostly Pixie tangerines, Seedless Kishu tangerines, and Page tangors, – and 3 acres of avocados – Hass, Fuerte, and Bacon varieties, plus a single magnificent Mexicola Grande. Everything we grow is CCOF-certified Organic.

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Visit the Churchill Orchard web store

Our web store offers mail order service during our growing season – late January thru May. We offer Kishu Mandarins in February (short season), followed by Pixie tangerines, Hass avocados, sometimes other seasonal delights depending on our supply. Our catalog is open year round for browsing.

2022 Kishu Crop News

We hope to offer limited quantities of our seedless Kishu Mandarins starting in late January 2022. We hope for 3 weeks of shipping. Things usually loosen up later in the season – we have a nice crop of Ojai Pixies and Hass avocados, plus some Oro Blancos and Pages.

Yes, we use that word “hope” a lot. Things usually work out.

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Pixies @ the Monterey Market

My how time flies. We just noticed that it’s been 30 years since we started selling Pixies to the Monterey Market in Berkeley.  It’s a beautiful thing.

News from the Grove

First rain

October 25, 2021

I’m not a regular poster on social media, not even on my own website. But it’s raining!   You have no idea how existential the drought is for us – even worse if it’s not drought but change of climate, from Mediterranean to Desert. That’s going to mean the end of… Read more

Heart of Pixie

April 1, 2021

April 1 We head into the heart of Pixie and Hass avocado season. Most of our acreage is planted to these two varieties. This is the season of larger picking crews and 1000-lb bins.   Read more

Spring 2021 – a note from Jim

March 20, 2021

20th Mar 2021 Momentarily bucolic — dawn at the orchard. The organic Kishu season has ended at Churchill Orchard, and the organic Pixie season has begun. Kishu season was kind of a project – we got that lovely write-up in the Wall Street Journal in mid-December, right as we were starting a… Read more

Kishu Outlook – cloudy, but should clear up.

January 7, 2021

Jan 7, 2021 We’ve been hearing from many of you wondering if there are Kishu mandarins for sale this year. Yes, Kishus are coming. We hope to open ordering in late January, but the fruit makes the final call. We have to limit our sales this year – it’s a… Read more

2021 Season Update

October 17, 2020

OUR KISHU MANDARINS RETURN LATE JAN 2021 – OUR CERTIFIED ORGANIC OJAI PIXIES AND HASS AVOCADOS COMING MARCH 2021. Please sign up for our email list if you want us to alert you when the 2021 fruit is ready to ship. Thanks everybody! Sign up for our email alert list.… Read more