Welcome to the 2020–2021 Citrus Season
Greetings! We sincerely hope that this challenging time finds you and yours safe and well. Amidst all of the chaos 2020 has brought, it is refreshing to be able to share the exciting news that this year marks the 30th anniversary of Sun Harvest Citrus' packinghouse and retail store! While we are extremely proud of our Sun Harvest team's hard work, we are ever mindful of the fact that we could never have arrived at this milestone without you, our customers. For your loyalty, we are humbly grateful.
As we launch this season, we would love for you to join in our celebration. We have added a 30th Anniversary Edition Bucket of Sunshine to our line up. Right now, we could all use more sunshine and some extra vitamin C wouldn't hurt us either! We think you'll find plenty of both as you leaf through the following pages. Always, but especially this year, we wish you happiness and health, and offer our thanks to you for helping make Sun Harvest Citrus 30 years and still going strong!
David McKenzie & Sandy McKenzie Nicely
The Sun Harvest Citrus Story
The Sun Harvest Citrus story began in 1940, when Robert Edsall, Sr. planted his first grove in Vero Beach, Florida. The Indian River location had been declared optimum for growing fruit with a unique, exceptionally sweet blend of flavor. Robert’s diversity in variety selection quickly proved successful and, decades later, he passed the Edsall Groves legacy on to his son, Bobby. Today, Robert’s grandson, David McKenzie, oversees the groves.
In 1990, the business took on a new dimension when the family decided to offer the extraordinary taste of Indian River citrus to the public by building its own packinghouse and retail store in Fort Myers, Florida. The result? Sun Harvest Citrus, born under the leadership of Robert’s granddaughter, Sandy McKenzie Nicely.