About Pixie Tangerines
Ojai Pixie tangerines are amazingly sweet and always seedless! They are by far our most popular fruit and we are among other family and friends in the Ojai Valley that grow them. Luckily, we all get along and have banded together to form the Ojai Pixie Growers Association (see our website at www.ojaipixies.com for loads of Ojai Pixie information or keep up to date on the Ojai Pixie facebook page).
Our family has grown Ojai Pixie tangerines since the early 1970′s after Anne’s father, Elmer Friend, planted a few trees as an experiment. The Pixie trees grew well, and when Emily and George were young they would consume much of the crop before the fruit could make it to market; really, kids can eat a lot of Ojai Pixies.
Fruit in OrchardFollowing in their parents footsteps all 5 of the grandkids (from 9yrs old to 1 year old) love to eat Pixies and run into the orchards searching for the best ones! Pixies are very low in acid and kids absolutely love them (we have had folks with finicky kids who claim to not eat fruit get hooked). Anne, who is a fabulous cook, bakes Ojai Pixie tangerine tarts and cookies with Ojai Pixie zest and juice, while Emily likes to peel them and put them in her salads. Fortunately we now grow over 18 acres of Ojai Pixies, so there is enough to share with you!
Pixie season is a busy time for us as we pack and ship our Ojai Pixies as well as helping coordinate the packing and marketing of other Ojai Pixie growers’ fruit.