A Spirit of Pioneering
When our founder and CEO, Berne Evans, purchased 72 acres of orange groves in the San Joaquin Valley in 1969, he had a vision – to cultivate the fertile California land and create specialty crops that would delight customers across North America and beyond.
This pioneering spirit led unprecedented innovation in the citrus category, resulting in the highest quality consumer and customer preferred brands in the marketplace. Our industry-leading produce includes Cuties® Clementines and Mandarins, Mighties™ Kiwi, Air Chief® Navel and Valencia Oranges, Lemons, Table Grapes and Vintage Sweets™ Heirloom Navel Oranges, among other delightful and healthy offerings.
Sun Pacific is founded with the purchase
of 72 acres of land dedicated to navels
in Exeter, CA
First Investment in Table Grape Vineyards
First Investment in Kiwi Ranches
Sun Pacific plants Clementine Trees
The Cuties® Brand is Born
First Investment in Lemons
Launch of Mighties™ Kiwi
Launch of Vintage Sweets™ Heirloom Oranges
We started our first commercial crop of this striking red kiwi. Mighties, in 2019. Belonging to Actinidia chinensis species, this kiwi has a deep red color around the core, containing high levels of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. The flavor is tropical and has the characteristics of a mango or a berry, it is truly speculator.
Have you ever wanted a Cutie but bigger?! Introducing the newest mandarin variety, Mighty! This seedless palm sized mandarin has a distinct taste, with a unique irresistibly sweet flavor that is absolutely incredible. Enormous with sweetness levels off the charts and with a no mess easy peel, this variety is unlike anything you have ever.