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Kingsburg Citrus Ranch Management, LLC
Kingsburg Citrus Ranch
Located on the corner of
Brockman Rd. and Spangler Rd.
In Delano, CA
Contact: PO Box 1600
McFarland, CA  93250
Office:  (661) 792-3604 
Email: kcr@atginternet.com
From planting to harvest,
we can help with all of your
agricultural needs.
Farm Management
Organic Farm Management
  • Kingsburg Citrus Ranch Management LLC specializes in permanent tree crops, offering total turnkey management, including the development of new orchards. Also offers complete cost accounting, recommendations for marketing, and assistance in obtaining financing through local lenders for your ranch. Offers solutions to improve profit margin, production, disease and insect control, harvest labor, irrigation, grove sales, and purchases.  We work with water well drillers and make recommendations for water well site locations.  We practice conventional and organic farming, bringing organic certified orchards on line after a 3 year transition period.
 
 
  •  Kingsburg Citrus Ranch Management, LLC will detail various aspects of a proposed overall evaluation of a farm management project, including descriptions, market analysis, competitive analysis, marketing and financial planning and farm evaluations.  From managing existing farms to new developments, our goal is to empower decision makers with quality information to serve our clients.  

     

  • Services range from short term facilitation support to full scale farm development and management lasting for years.
 

 

 
 
 
Our services:

What We Do

Experienced Management in Growing:
  •  All varieties of Citrus
  •  Cherries
  •  Pistachios
  •  Pomegranates
  •  Persimmons
 
Both Conventional and Organic
Bruce Kelsey, Owner
Bruce F. Kelsey, Manager
Over 56 Years of Experience
Cell phone number 
(661) 213-6754
The Kingsburg Citrus Ranch Management, LLC was founded in 1983 and operates in Kern and Tulare counties in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California
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  1. New pistachio trees planted spring of 2015
  2. Pistachios
  3. Cherries
  4. New lemon trees
  5. Organic Oranges
  6. Australian M7 Variety Navel Oranges
  7. A little bigger
  8. Citrus and Palm Trees
  9. Getting closer
  10. Watering time
  11. Conventional Valencias
  12. Pomegranate tree with blooms
  13. Cara Cara Navels
  14. Gold Nugget variety of mandarins
  15. Do they make your mouth water?
  16. Organic lemons
  17. Bins of lemons
  18. Bruce Kelsey, Manager
  19. Yummy oranges
  20. Harvest time
  21. With over 57 years of experience, Bruce is a hands on manager.
  22. New Pomegranate bloom
  23. Ready for harvest
  24. The end of one crop and the beginning of another
  25. Team Kelsey
  26. Organic Orchard
  27. Loaded with blossoms
  28. The blossoms are gone and the new oranges look so tiny
  29. If we could only add smell to these pictures
  30. The beginning of a new orange
  31. Pretty flower
  32. Gold Nugget Mandarins
  33. The drought in California has been devastating
  34. Valencia Oranges. Some ready to harvest and some of next year's crop
  35. New orange trees planted spring of 2015
  36. Citrus Orchard in the San Joaquin Valley
  37. Mandarin
  38. Orange blossoms and bees, a good combination for wonderful honey
  39. Then comes the fruit
  40. Much needed snow in the mountains
  41. Gold Nuggets have a rough rind that make them look like gold nuggets
  42. Micro sprinklers help water the trees more effectively and efficiently
  43. Bins of organic oranges
  44. Grapefruit
  45. Wind machines
  46. Fire damage
  47. Lightning hit these Palm trees
  48. Pistachio trees
  49. Pomelo
  50. Grapefruit

Did you know?

  • There are 120 to 200 orange trees to a planted acre of land.
 
  • A bin will hold 850 to 900 pounds of oranges.  And all of them picked by hand.
 
  • Citrus trees are among the longest lived fruit tree. They can bear fruit for 50 years or more.  One tree can produce approximately 300 oranges.
 
  • Blood Oranges, Sweet Oranges or Cara Cara, there are more than 35 different varites of oranges alone. 
 
  • CaraCara Navel oranges, nicknamed the POWER ORANGE, they are 20% higher in Vitamin C and 30% higher in Vitamin A than a conventional navel, also a good source of Folate and Fiber.  Discovered in Venezuela this fruit is exceptionally sweet and juicy and low in acid. They have a red-flesh but not as dark as the Blood Orange.


  • Cuties or Halos, which one do you like best?  Both are mandarins, the difference is the marketing company.  Cuties are marketed by Sun Pacific and Halos by Wonderful Citrus.


  • Meyer Lemons are sweeter and lower in acidity than a conventional lemon.  Thought to be a cross between a conventional lemon and a mandarin or orange, the have a herbal aroma and are an excellent source of Vitamin C and Folate. 


  • A Pomelo is the largest of the citrus fruit. Native to SE Asia and ranging from 4-12" across and weighing between 2 and 4 pounds each, this fruit tastes much like a grapefruit but is not as bitter.  The U.S. is now the largest producer of the Pomelo.

  • Pistachio trees begin producing a small crop in 5 years and full bearing in 7-10 years. Pistachio trees are drought resistant.  A fully mature pistachio tree can produce as much as 50 pounds of dry hulled, nuts. The production of pistachio nuts in California has increased from 4.5 million pounds in 1977 to 80 million pounds today. They are a member of the cashew family and its origins are from Central Asia and the Middle East.
 
  • Pomegranates are native from Iran to the Himalayas in Northern India and were introduced to California in 1769 by Spanish settlers.  A pomegranate tree may produce fruit in its first year but 2 1/2 to 3 years is more common. Fruit matures in 5 to 7 months after the bloom.
 

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Ronald Regan on "Faith"
 
"If we ever forget that we are 'One Nation Under God,' then we will be a nation gone under."

"The Constitution was never meant to prevent people from praying; its declared purpose was to protect the freedom to pray."

"Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all problems men face, if we'd only look there."

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