organic grapes
Bioplus

organic grapes

The farmer does (yet) not ship to:  United States
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Adopt a grape vine from the farm "Bioplus" in Canicatti (Italy) and receive your harvest in the form of organic grapes at home. Francesco will take care of your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will 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: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

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What do you adopt?

You adopt a grape vine from our farm in Canicatti (Italy). Cultivation certified organic by the European Union since 2011. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your grape vine. The Red Globe grapes were grown for the first time in California in the 1950s and then imported to Italy in the 1980s, where currently the main producing areas are Puglia and Sicily (our homeland). In our vineyards we use a farming method called “tendone” vine training. In this system the vines are cultivated on a structure made of wire supported by poles 40-50cm apart. These wires converge perpendicularly forming a kind of net. This covered scaffolding, besides protecting the plants from potential rains and hail, intercepts the sun rays very well, favouring the bunches growth and maturation. The vines are placed against the support poles both individually and in pairs with a vertical rope about two meters high. Each of these ropes carries around four shoots placed like spokes of a wheel, which occupy the surrounding room growing horizontally on the wires of the tendone vine training. In order to decide if the grape is ready to be picked, besides looking at the color and the size of the fruit, we use a portable refractometer that measures the sugar content of the grapes. The sugar level is measured in Brix degrees. Table grape varieties are normally harvested at 16-20 degrees Brix. Our grapes are harvested by hand using pruning shears. After the whole bunches are cut, workers place them in collection crates and transfer them to the warehouse, where they are cooled and packed. Your adoption is 6 years old and its productive life is around 20 years. For as long as you want to keep it and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew your adoption year after year. If your adoption dies, we will replace it with no additional cost assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. Your grape vine produces an average of 30kg of organic grapes each season. You do not have to commit to the consumption of the whole harvest. Each season you may decide what quantity to reserve and pay the maintenance in accordance with that amount. This way you will only pay for what you consume and will be able to sell any remaining harvest to others.

What will you receive?

During harvest season you can progressively receive the quantity of harvest that you reserve at the moment of adoption. You will be able to receive a minimum of 3 boxes, which can be increased up to 6 boxes according to your needs. Shipping format: __4,5kg of organic grapes__ * Red Globe: large conical bunches with large round grapes that vary in colour from light to dark red, few seeds, not very thick skin, crunchy pulp with a sweet and delicate flavour * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2011 * Picked the day before shipment at their optimal point of ripeness and shipped in a cardboard box without plastics * Each box contains 5 to 6 bunches * If you keep them in the fridge, they can last 10 days in good condition Aside from consuming them fresh in the morning or as a snack, in the kitchen the grapes can be used as an ingredient for the preparation of desserts, jams and juices, but also as an ingredient for extravagant recipes for any course, for example made with pork.

When will you receive it?

The Red Globe grape harvest season runs from August to the end of October.

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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