Adopt an apple tree from the "Biohof Voreifel" farm in Meckenheim (Germany) and receive your Bioland organic Ladina apples at home. Ann-Christin 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.
You adopt an apple tree from our farm in Meckenheim (Germany). The cultivation here is certified as organic by the European Union as of 2019. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your apple tree. You are adopting an apple tree (*Malus domestica*) of the Ladina variety. Apple trees belong to the rose family (Rosacea) and can either grow large and round - in which case it is difficult to reach all the apples - or, like ours, they can grow in an espalier. This allows me, as a fruit grower, to keep an eye on all the fruit and also to give each apple enough fresh air and sunlight. The Ladina variety is still rather unknown. Quite unjustifiably, we think! Ladina originally comes from an organic tree nursery in Switzerland and is not that old. It was discovered at the beginning of the 2000s during crossbreeding trials between Topaz and Fuji and has been further tested. We purchased our trees from the same nursery and planted them in 2021. Ladina does particularly well against many common apple tree diseases. For example, it is resistant to the so-called 'fire blight'. This is a rapidly spreading plant disease caused by a bacterium that attacks the core of the apple. With its resistance, this variety is particularly suitable for organic farming, as we are not allowed to use synthetic sprays. In addition, it is super juicy and simply tastes very good! Your adoption is 2 years old and its maximum lifespan is 20 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. An adult apple tree produces an average of 16kg of Bioland organic Ladina apples 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.
During the season, you will be able to receive the harvest that you are reserving now: a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 boxes. Once you have paid for the adoption, you will be able to plan your shipments from your user account. Shipping format: __2.5 kg box of Bioland organic apples__ * Ladina: This is my absolute favourite apple, because no other apple tastes so sweet and crispy-fresh at the same time, very aromatic and with a great red colour * The Ladina variety is still very unknown - help us to change this! * Organic farming, certified with the EU organic seal and the Bioland seal since 2019 * Unlike other fruits, apples cannot be harvested gradually, but must be picked in a short period of time when they have reached full ripeness; to avoid food waste and ensure the economic stability of farmers, they are first shipped fresh from the tree and later stored in a cool place, but never longer than the current season (maximum 12 weeks) * You receive our apples without waxes and preservatives on the skin, shipped in a plastic-free carton * Ladina is of course not only suitable for direct consumption, it also makes every apple pie a highlight * Our trees are not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in size and appearance * One kilo contains between 4-8 fruits * If you do not want to eat your apples right away, it is best to store them in the dark with high humidity and temperatures of about 0 to 5°C
When will you receive it?
We usually harvest the Ladina variety later than others. In October we can finally enjoy them. Of course, it can vary from year to year depending on climate conditions. We then ship our stored Ladina apples directly from the farm to you by January without any detours.