National Geographic : 1946 Nov
Kern County Chamber ofCommerce Employing 1,800 Hands and Farming 14,957 Acres in Kern and Tulare Counties, Di Giorgio Fruit Corporation IsOne ofthe World's Largest Ranch headquarters near Bakersfield is an island in a sea of irrigated fields. Hereabouts grow 6,200 acres of grapes,1,258 acres ofplums and peaches, 1,158 acres of potatoes, and other crops. To study Almeria table grape culture one Di Giorgio viticulturist spent a year in Spain (page658). The firm's new winery will cover 40acres.