Demeter organic clementines
Azienda Agricola San Mauro

Demeter organic clementines

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Adopt a clementine tree from the "Azienda Agricola San Mauro" farm in Corigliano Calabro (Italy) and receive your Demeter organic clementines 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 clementine tree from our farm in Corigliano Calabro (Italy). The cultivation has been certified as organic by the European Union since 1992, and as Demeter as of 2011. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your clementine tree. The clementine is a member of the *Rutaceae* family and a cross between a bitter orange and a mandarin. The plant has a globular shape, dense branches and reaches up to 5 metres in height. The leaves are dark green while the flowers are typical of citrus fruits - completely white. They are cultivated throughout southern Italy, but it is in Calabria that they have found their ideal environment. This is why in 1992, the trademark 'Clementine di Calabria IGP' was created to valorise the fruit and the production area. The latter in fact does not include the whole of Calabria, but only some specific areas, including the Sibari plain, where we are located. The Caffin clementine is named after its discoverer, M. Caffin, who discovered this variety in 1968 in Morocco, and from there it soon spread throughout the Mediterranean. It differs from other clementine varieties in that it ripens very early, as early as the first ten days of October. The common clementine originated in Algeria from a cross between the bitter orange and the common mandarin and spread to Italy between 1930 and 1950. Your adoption is 10 years old and its maximum lifespan is 60 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 clementine tree produces an average of 50kg of Demeter organic clementines 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?

During the season, you will be able to receive the harvest that you are reserving now: a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 20 boxes. Once you have paid for the adoption, you will be able to plan your shipments from your user account. Shipping format: __2.5kg box of Demeter organic clementines__ * Caffin (mid-October to early November): flattened at the ends, slightly rough, orange skin with green apical part, orange flesh, seedless, very juicy and sweet with low acidity * Common (November to December): round fruit with an intense orange colour, it can be easily peeled and divided into segments, the segments are almost completely seedless, very fragrant and sweet * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 1992 * Biodynamic farming certified with the Demeter label since 2011 * 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 9 and 11 fruits * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last up to 10 days in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge)

When will you receive it?

We harvest and ship clementines from the first ten days of October until November.

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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