Seley Ranches is a family owned citrus orchard located in Southern California's Anza-Borrego Valley. Founded in 1957, by the late Hal Seley, the family is now entering its fourth generation of growers, and a half-century of family farming. Over the years, Seley Ranches has developed a reputation for quality citrus and a loyal customer following; ranging from the annual patrons of our produce stand to the selective markets of Japan, Europe and Australia.
Located just outside the largest state park in the nation, the Anza-Borrego Valley provides some of the nations most impressive natural desert terrain, as well as the ideal growing conditions for citrus. The surrounding mountain ranges, with peaks of over 6,200 feet (6,000 feet above the desert floor), create an ideal microclimate; sun and warm temperatures, and protection from weather and pests. Additionally, these ranges capture moisture from Pacific storms, supporting over fifteen year-round springs that feed the desert aquifer below. This combination of microclimate, deep, well-drawn water and sandy desert soil provide the perfect conditions for a healthy desert citrus orchard.
Best known for its Seley Reds brand; a Marsh Ruby Red Grapefruit, the orchard now produces a wide variety of Grapefruit (Marsh Ruby and Rio Red), Tangerines (Fairchild, Daisy and Minneola), as well as Lemons (Lisbon) and Desert Valencia Oranges. Each of these varieties is selected to provide the best balance of quality fruit and their ability to flourish in the desert environment and organic farming practices.
Seley Ranches is continually mindful and committed to producing organic citrus of the best quality while maintaining an utmost respect for the environment. Seley Ranches produces its organic citrus with organic fertilizers, integrated pest management and the latest in water conservation practices. Keeping with our organic theme we also don't use animal products or by products which should make our Vegan consumers happy.
The escalating hot weather brings to a close another very successful Grapefruit season. We thank you for our business and look forward to serving you again in the fall of 2013 through the spring of 2014.
The price of the fruit has not increased this year over last, but the cost of shipping has. The UPS rate is passed through to the Customer with no markup by Seley Ranches.
We trust you will enjoy the Seley Ranches products every bit as much as in years past. Thank you for your patronage.
We appreciate your business and continuing patronage and look forward to providing you with our usual highest-quality and best-in-the-market-place grapefruit next season.