Citrus Division


Citrus Division

The City of Redlands owns 16 citrus groves throughout the City totaling 184 acres. They include Valencia Oranges, Naval Oranges, Ruby Star Grapefruit, and Rio Grapefruit.

The City’s citrus operation operates as an enterprise fund.  The revenue received from the harvesting of the crops is used to continue the care of maintenance of the groves.

City Owned Citrus Groves


Oriental Fruit Fly quarantine in effect

Portions of Redlands have been placed under quarantine for the oriental fruit fly by the California Department of Food and Agriculture after detecting multiple flies in the city.

In San Bernardino and Riverside counties, detections in and around Redlands have resulted in a quarantine zone covering 112 square miles, bordered on the north by the San Bernardino National Forest, on the south by Highway 60, on the west by Loma Linda, and on the east by Wildwood Canyon.


Huanglongbing (HLB) Citrus Quarantine
Asian Citrus Pysllid

Asian Citrus Psyllid pets on a citrus leaf
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has established a citrus quarantine area that includes all of San Bernardino County.

The quarantine prohibits the movement of all citrus fruit or plants out of the quarantine area. Provisions exist to allow the movement of commercially cleaned and packed citrus fruit.


Citrus Heritage

It was in the spring of 1882 that Mr. E.J. Waite, a native of Wisconsin, planted the first orange grove in Redlands proper on two and a half acres on Center Street.

The City of Redlands was, for almost three-quarters of a century, at the heart of the largest navel orange producing region in the world, attracting people from all over the world from the late 1800’s to the late 1950’s.