organic plums
Azienda Agricola San Mauro

organic plums

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Adopt a plum tree from the "Azienda Agricola San Mauro" farm in Corigliano Calabro (Italy) and receive your organic plums at home. Anita will take care of your adoption and take its picture. You will also be able to download the adoption certificate, and if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: although your adoption will be renewed automatically, you will always be informed in advance and may decide to cancel your adoption at any time as long as the preparation has not yet begun.

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What do you adopt?

You adopt a plum tree from our farm in Corigliano Calabro (Italy). The cultivation here has been certified as organic by the European Union as of 1992. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your plum tree. Plums belong to the *Prunus domestica* family and originated in Asia. They were introduced to the Mediterranean area by the Romans. The Stanley variety, specifically, was created in the United States, in California, in the early 1900s. The characteristic of this variety is that it is self-fertile, i.e. it does not need pollinator varieties. It adapts very well to various types of soil and is resistant to cold. It is a tree with a spherical shape, high productivity and can reach 2 metres in height. Compared to other fruit trees, the plum is characterised by the fact that it flowers even before the leaves appear. In spring it blooms with white or pink blossoms, which start directly from the branches and later give way to bright green leaves. Your adoption is 7 years old and its maximum lifespan is 15 years. For as long as you want to keep your adoption, and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew year after year. If your adoption stops producing for any reason, we will replace it with another, and guarantee you the delivery from the production of other units. Your plum tree produces an average of 9.5kg of organic plums each season. You do not have to commit to ordering the entire harvest though. Each season you can decide how much you want to reserve, and you pay the maintenance cost according to that amount. This way you only pay for what you plan to consume, and we can offer any surplus harvest to others.

What will you receive?

You can reserve between 2 and 5 boxes for the season, and then progressively plan theit delivery for any of the delivery dates available in the shipment calendar. Shipping format: __1.9 kg box of organic plums__ * Stanley: elongated fruit, yellowish-green flesh, dark blue-purple skin covered with a whitish patina that can be removed by washing or rubbing the fruit, medium sugar content, slightly acidic * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 1992 * Picked the day before shipment at their optimal point of ripeness and shipped in a cardboard box without plastics * Our farm is not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * One kilo contains between 16 and 22 fruits (the box contains between 30 and 42 fruits depending on the size) * It is a climacteric fruit which is harvested when it reaches physiological maturity; after being picked from the tree it then continues to ripen until it has reached its optimum point for consumption * Important note: the fruits usually arrive hard; to ripen them, keep them at room temperature until they are ready to eat; if you receive some fruit that is already ripe, you can either eat it right away or keep it in the fridge

When will you receive it?

The plum harvest runs from late August to early September.

Why should you adopt?
Know who, how and where your food is produced. Source your food in a conscious, direct and consistent manner.
Buying without intermediaries allows the producer to obtain better prices. This helps generate better jobs and social standards in rural areas.
When you adopt something, you allow the producer to ensure the sale at a fixed price and to produce on demand. This also avoids wasting food that is grown without being sold.
It supports producers who strive for environmentally friendly packaging and cultivation practices.
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