Mt. Ida Mandarin Ranch
Mt. Ida Mandarin Ranch in Oroville sells great tasting, seedless Satsuma mandarins during the November through December mandarin season. The orchard offers three varieties of Satsumas on the property, and the Owari mandarins are the variety it ships in their gift packages. They are very sweet, easy to peel, and excellent for eating or juicing. All of the mandarins are tree-ripened, hand-picked, and shipped the day they come off the tree. Mt. Ida Mandarin Ranch does not use any artificial ripeners and does not refrigerate the fruit, ensuring the best and freshest naturally ripened fruit available.
Check the website every fall to get the latest information on this year's harvest season, exact opening dates, and availability.
Mandarin Holiday Gift Packages
Year after year, the Mt. Ida Mandarin Ranch has been the source for bags of mandarins and great holiday gift packages. Bags and gift boxes of mandarins are available for purchase at the packing house. Gift boxes can also be purchased online and shipped nationwide. Each package of mandarins is carefully packed with the highest quality fruit from the orchard. The mandarins are tree ripened for best flavor, and near flawless condition. Each box includes a greeting card with the recipient's name and the personal message from the sender. The back of the greeting card includes recommended care instructions for the mandarins.
Boxes come in 5-pound, 12-pound, 16-pound, and 25-pound options.
Where to Buy Mt. Ida Mandarins
During the annual harvest season, which starts in November, visitors can purchase fresh mandarins on site at Mt. Ida Mandarin Ranch's Oroville farm. Mandarins can also be purchased online - online orders open in October for shipment in November and December. Mt. Ida mandarins are also sometimes stocked at select Butte County retailers; check their Facebook for information on stores selling the mandarins.