Santa Paula-based Limoneira Co. has come a long way since its early days as a family-owned lemon grower. Today, it’s traded on Wall Street and enjoys tens of millions of dollars in sales each year. And it’s not just a citrus business — Limoneira is now one of the largest players in the tri-county real estate scene, with projects from Paso Robles to Santa Paula.
In its most recent earnings report, the firm listed $64.5 million in real estate development assets — almost 40 percent of its total assets.
Following on the heels of Limoneira’s recent Nasdaq debut, I talked with President and CEO Harold Edwards about the company’s tri-county projects.