California’s coast offers the perfect micro climates and growing regions to support a wide range of berry production. RJO supplies a wide range of premium California grown berries to our customers throughout the year including; strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.
Strawberry harvesting begins on more than 30,000 acres of lush fields in the fall and early winter in Southern California and moves north as the season progresses. Peak season is between April and July when California’s premier region, Watsonville/Salinas, is in full production. However, since 50 percent of the California crop is harvested after June 1, there are still plenty of strawberries available in the late summer and fall.
During the winter months RJO also oversees the procurement of berries from Florida and Central Mexico.