California's Finest Citrus!
Vince and Vicki Bernard bought their first citrus grove in 1984. They pride themselves on the flavor and sweetness of their fruit, which they attribute to the combination of their rich soil and suitable Southern California climate. The farm is not organic certified but still uses all natural growing practices, closely monitoring the water needs of the trees. They do not use any synthetic pesticides, use beneficial insects to control pests, hand weed, and hand-trap gophers. Vince believes in placing flavor above appearance and chooses rootstock that produces the sweetest fruit.
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No Pesticides Used Ever!
The Bernards believe in paying careful attention to the planting and growing processes. They closely monitor the water needs of the trees, use beneficial insects to control pests, use seaweed and mulch to balance nutrients, and “constantly harass” large pests like gophers and squirrels. Vince also believes in placing flavor ahead of appearance and hand-selects rootstock that will produce the sweetest fruit.
"Although citrus trees don’t have four legs, they seem to
require the same 24-hour attention that cows need."
Vince Bernard, Co-Owner
Bernard Ranch pride themselves on the flavor and sweetness of their fruit, which they attribute to the combination of their rich soil and suitable southern California climate. The farm uses all natural growing and planting processes.