Citrus

Costa is the largest citrus grower in Australia. We grow a delicious variety of oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, tangelos and mandarins.

The Costa Citrus Category is a leader in the area of agronomy innovation and sustainable water usage. In particular, our drip, fertigation and control systems have been developed into advanced Open Hydroponic System (OHS) technology for improved plant health, yield and fruit quality and size.  We were also awarded an Environmental Sustainability Award at the Eleventh Annual South Australian Premiers Food Awards 2008.

At Costa, we value our role in the community.  We are proudly one of the largest private employers in Renmark and surrounding regions, with around 1,300 workers at peak harvest times.  We also support a range of local sporting and community clubs.

Our citrus fruit is grown in the Riverland district in South Australia and the Sunraysia region in Victoria. The southern areas have a semi-desert climate, drawing irrigation water from the Murray River and associated irrigation schemes. These are ideal conditions for citrus fruit cultivation.

We also have a key marketing and farming alliance agreement with 2PH Farms in Emerald Queensland – so we can sell and market citrus from January through to December.

Our citrus fruit is marketed through Vitor and is distributed to leading Australian retailers, wholesalers and food producers. We also export renowned Australian citrus throughout the world including to the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Vitor Marketing looks after the sales of Costa’s citrus.  The Vitor brand represents quality, consistency and near year round supply.  Vitor also markets citrus produce from other selected growers and packing sheds with all of the fruit marketed by Vitor Citrus sourced from Riverland SA, Sunraysia VIC, Riverina NSW, and Central Burnett QLD.

Vitor personnel are passionate and experienced, and their number one priority is to provide the highest quality produce to discerning consumers.

Where we grow

Want to know more about where we grow? Take a look at our Harvest Trail and Locations or contact us.

Costa is the largest citrus grower in Australia. We grow a delicious variety of oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, tangelos and mandarins.