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Ojai Pixies hitting their stride at the right time

pixieJust under 50 co-op growers in the Ojai Valley have recently begun harvesting their crop of Pixie tangerines. This late-season citrus couldn’t come at a better time, when communities are looking for fresh immune-boosting options at grocery retailers nationwide.

Just one cup of pixie tangerines offers 87 percent of your daily value of vitamin C. Tangerines often contain significant amounts of synephrine as well, which can help relieve the symptoms of colds and allergies.

Pixies are petite, sweet, seedless, low-acid and easy to peel. This is a great option for children who are at home 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 to 18.3 this season, well above the average Brix of a tangerine — 11.5. Pixies also offer low acidity.

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, cool nights and insta-worthy sunsets that just won’t quit.

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