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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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.
Happy 20th Anniversary Little Wonder
We just noticed – January 2024 is the 20th Anniversary of the birth of our little “Little Wonder” Kishu mandarin brand. It kinda snuck up on us. But we thought we would take a moment and celebrate the little guy. Read our celebratory blog post below.
News from the Grove
We just noticed – January 2024 is the 20th Anniversary of the birth of our little “Little Wonder” Kishu mandarin brand. It kinda snuck up on us. But we thought we would take a moment and celebrate the little guy. Kishu mandarin has a history far older than its rebranding… Read more
It’s time to do a little roundup of the nice articles that have made us a part of the fruit lover’s world. We’re grateful to these writers and editors. Some of you are here because of them. Shoutout to David Karp, Ruth Reichl, José Andres, Lisa Morehouse, Kit Stolz, Sarah… Read more
We had a block of Pixie trees that turned out to be growing on the wrong rootstock. Turns out that the wrong rootstock for Pixies is a good rootstock for Kishus. So we are grafting – or “topworking” – them over to Kishus. Yes, more Kishu trees. Grafting? Yes –… Read more
Our friends at Ventura Spirits have been incorporating our Pixies into their excellent Wilder Gin for some time now. We’re delighted to be an ingredient in the Wilder. Ventura Spirits has just released a Pixie Collins – you can see their handiwork here: https://venturaspirits.com/products/pixie-collins Read more
When creeks rise in southern California, dry beds become turbulent torrents. We put together a little video to show how storm flows look in the East End of Ojai. https://vimeo.com/788758343 Nikos, born in the drought, gets his first glimpse of Ojai’s waterways in full flood. The Ojai Valley is 100%… Read more
A week of serious storms approaches from the Pacific. Winter rain looms large in our history. We need it, and yet… A very very hard rain can end Kishsu season just by beating the delicate skins until they bruise or break. We get a lot of exercise trying to preserve… Read more