Just under 50 co-op growers in the Ojai Valley have recently begun harvesting their crop of pixie tangerines. This late-season citrus comes at a time when communities are looking for fresh immune-boosting options at grocery retailers nationwide.
Just one cup of pixie tangerines offers 87% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. Pixies are petite, sweet, seedless, low-acid and easy to peel. This is a good option for children who are at home right now and need access to snacks that promote self-sufficiency, all the way to seniors who are looking for ways to incorporate more gut-friendly citrus into their new self-quarantine routines.
Brix is 17.5 – 18.3 this season. Comparatively, the average brix of a tangerine is 11.5. The Ojai Pixie is a special tangerine, and it can only really come from one place — the Ojai Valley, located in Ventura County in Southern California, where the specific soil composition is perfect for citrus. This valley is known for its warm days and cool nights.
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