Citrus Industry

Florida Citrus


The orange has become a well-known part of Florida’s identity. But how did citrus take root in the state? This video looks at the early history and lasting impact of citrus on the Sunshine State


Florida Frontiers “Citrus Label Exhibit at the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science”

Citrus is as much a part of Florida’s image as sunshine, beaches, and theme parks. Like most Florida residents, citrus trees are transplants from somewhere else.

“Many people don’t realize that citrus is not indigenous to our state,” says Patrisha Meyers, director of the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science. “Citrus plants were actually brought here by the Spanish in the 1500s.”

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