Quality

Sunkist® is the most widely recognized name in the citrus category, a brand consumers trust to deliver fresh, delicious, and premium fruit. Sunkist quality stems from generations of growing experience, hand-picking each piece of fruit with care.

Sunkist citrus is held to the highest standards in its journey from our farms to tables everywhere. Every piece of citrus is inspected for quality and consistency, ensuring that it complies with the strictest regulations for food safety, packaging, and labeling.

Experience our growers’ passion for growing fresh, quality citrus in the video below.

Innovation In Sustainability

With a focus on the future, many Sunkist growers have adopted sustainable farming practices and environmentally friendly approaches, including the use of solar power, water-saving irrigation systems, and low-emission vehicles. Learn more about our farmers’ sustainable growing practices in the following video.

Sunkist growers believe in the benefits that sustainable practices offer and are committed to protecting and preserving the land they farm. Many of our growers have farmed their land for generations, and intend to pass that land onto their children – making innovation in sustainability deeply personal for their families.

As part of our commitment to reducing waste, the cooperative is finding and expanding markets for citrus that do not meet Sunkist’s standards for retail or foodservice sale. This fruit is processed in a wide variety of products, helping ensure that nothing usable is wasted. To learn more, read a case study on Sunkist’s citrus processing.

Sunkist has a history of innovation and stewardship that is also demonstrated in our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our packaging. Our initiative to obtain Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) certification highlights this effort and illustrates our commitment in making continual improvements to our package manufacturing process. To learn more, read a case study about our sustainable packaging.

Organics

Consumers are broadening their food choices, and Sunkist’s growers are proud to offer a growing supply of premium, fresh organic citrus to meet increasing demand.

Hear from a Sunkist organic grower in the video below.

Sunkist is committed to providing quality, safe organic citrus – from our farms to families everywhere. Following industry-leading practices for growing, harvesting and packing, our growers and packinghouses ensure the highest quality organic citrus for consumers around the world.

Sunkist organic growers and packinghouses are certified through the USDA’s National Organic Program to meet the organization’s national organic standards. Organic farming uses only natural pest control and fertilizers, never chemical weed or pest killers.

Before produce can be labeled organic, a government-approved inspector must test the farm to ensure the grower is complying with the required guidelines to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that process and pack organic products must be certified as well. If all related companies pass the test and the soil is certified to be free of prohibited synthetic and chemical substances for three years prior to harvest, organic certification is granted.

 

Meet Our Families

Sunkist growers have deep roots in citrus. Generations of farmers were raised in the orchards where their parents (and grandparents) grew citrus, each generation passing down their knowledge to the next. Meet some of these families in our Sunkist Family Stories video series.

 

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