Surrounded by the stunning Andes Mountains to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the vast desert to the north, and the wild Patagonia to the south, these groves are located in one of the most inspiring landscapes in the world! Chilean Citrus is grown in the north--near Ovalle and La Serena--through the region near Rancagua. Valparaiso and Santiago are currently the largest growing area in the country. The surrounding area has a climate much like the Mediterranean, characterized by hot summers, mild winters and lots of moisture, which is the ideal climate for growing fruits like clementines, mandarins and grapes.
To share just a small piece of this stunning scenery with you, we’ve included several photos from our trip, as well as travel tips and insights, for any of you who might be dreaming of someday visiting Chile yourselves!
The view from our Ovalle groves - isn’t it stunning?
We see fruit day in and day out, but we still can’t help but admire what we’ve got growing right now! Did you know that it can take a full 4 years for orange trees to begin bearing fruit?
This little blossom will grow into an orange someday!
A closer look at the citrus growing among the mountains--there sure are worse places to spend your days, wouldn’t you say?
If you’re thinking of traveling to Chile, here are a few insider tips for making your trip even more special:
Have you traveled to Chile? We’d love to hear your tips for our next visit to the groves! And of course, if you have any questions about how we grow Chilean Citrus, we’re always here to give you the 411!