The Gaviota Coast has a rich agricultural history. Since the pastoral days of sprawling Spanish rancheros, agricultural products of the Gaviota Coast have included cattle, wheat, beans, wine grapes, fruits and nuts. The long growing season of the Mediterranean climate, combined with the even coastal temperatures can produce multiple citrus harvests each year. Today, the orchards on the Gaviota Coast represent approximately 28% of the county's total tree crop production. Unique crops such as macadamia nuts, cherimoyas and abalone are also produced here.
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