Document And Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2018
May 31, 2018
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Apr. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Entity Registrant Name Limoneira CO  
Entity Central Index Key 0001342423  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --10-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Trading Symbol LMNR  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   14,532,952