California Prunes have a history of more than 150 years.
After its initial development, the industry first organized under the Dried Fruit Association of California in 1908. The association oversaw sales contracts, transportation, pure food laws and legislation. As the industry grew it needed an organization specifically focused on California Prunes. Thus, the State Marketing Order for California Prunes was established in January 1952 and the California Prune Board has been operating continuously ever since.