Many Southern California residents are lucky enough to have a citrus tree in their backyard. For those that don’t Heritage Park La Verne, U-Pick Oranges is the place to go.
Every year, January through mid-March, The La Verne Heritage Society offers U-Pick oranges on Saturdays. For $5.00 visitors get a bag that they can fill with oranges or grapefruits.
Today La Verne has only one remaining orange grove located at Heritage Park, operated by the La Verne Heritage Society. Heritage Park is also home to the historic Weber house, a barn, a windmill, a vegetable garden, and about 150 mature citrus trees.
U-Pick Oranges area available until the trees are picked clean. Sure you can just go to the grocery store and pick up a bag but they just don’t taste the same. Tours of the Weber house are also available on picking days and Heritage Park has a nice play structure to keep younger children amused.
Annual events at the park include a Christmas tree lot, Pumpkin Patch, summer concerts, and U-Pick Oranges from mid-January through March. Or until the orange trees are picked clean.
La Verne is situated below the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. At one time this area was called the “Heart of the Orange Empire” with acres of citrus trees.
Heritage Park La Verne 5001 Vía De Mansion, La Verne, CA 91750. website. Phone 909 293-9005. Call ahead for available of U-pick Oranges Phone 909 293-9005