v3.6.0.2
Document And Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Oct. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2016
Apr. 30, 2016
Document Information [Line Items]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Oct. 31, 2016    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Registrant Name Limoneira CO    
Entity Central Index Key 0001342423    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --10-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 210.8
Trading Symbol LMNR    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   14,217,888