pomegranates
CABET

pomegranates

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Adopt a pomegranate tree from the farm "CABET" in Bétera (Spain) and receive your pomegranates at home. Toni 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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Conversion to organic farming
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Pesticide-free
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Harvest analysis
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Plastic-free
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What do you adopt?

You adopt a pomegranate tree from our farm in Bétera (Spain) that we cultivate following the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union. We are already in the process of converting and expect to be officially certified by 2023. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your pomegranate tree. The pomegranate (Punica granatum) has a fascinating history and symbolic meaning. It's believed to come from the Middle East, somewhere between Persia and the Western Himalayas. The fruit has been cultivated for thousands of years, even appearing in historical documents dating back to 4000 BC! Its cultivation spread rapidly from the Middle East and the Mediterranean to China and Southeast Asia, becoming a symbol of prosperity and abundance. Nowadays, most cultivation is concentrated in northern India, California and the Mediterranean region. The pomegranate is a deciduous tree, and in late autumn its leaves begin to turn yellow and fall off. The tree goes dormant over the winter, so it's pruned back to ventilate inner areas and remove diseased or dead branches. After the winter and the adverse temperatures, the tree starts to sprout and quickly fills with leaves. It begins to bloom a month later, with these flowers evolving over the summer and becoming pomegranates, which are then collected between late summer and early autumn. In Bétera, the pomegranate tree has traditionally been part of the fruit trees that farmers planted on the edges of the fields for consumption. Our variety, the Acco pomegranate, has the particularity of ripening early and is harvested from the beginning of September to the beginning of October. It belongs to the group of pomegranates called reds and, thanks to our climate with cool nights and hot days, the fruit’s pigment is increased, accentuating that typical red colour. At the same time, our clay soils increase the concentration of citric and malic acid, giving the fruit their pleasant and characteristic sour tastes. Our plots of land are certified by Global Gap which guarantees the use of good agricultural practices, traceability and respect for the environment, including also the GRASP certificate which supports our social commitment. In addition, the farm is registered for the process of obtaining the organic farming certificate. This variety of pomegranate tends to be small in size because several of them bear fruit together in a small space. In order to obtain medium sizes we do manual fruit thinning and we have managed to obtain medium sized fruits that vary between 250 and 400 grams in weight. Your pomegranate tree produces an average of 18kg of pomegranates 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. Your adoption is 4 years old and its maximum lifespan is 25 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.

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 3 boxes. Once you paid for the adoption, you will be able to plan your shipments from your user account. Shipping format: __6kg box of pomegranates__ * Acco: completely red skin (sign of ripeness), intense red arils, sweet taste with a touch of sourness * Farming in transition to organic farming since 2020 * Harvest on request, shipped without wax or preservative treatments in a cardboard box without plastics * Our trees are not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * One kilo contains between 3 and 5 fruits * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last 3 weeks in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge) Upon receipt, there may be a blemish on the skin as a result of a blow during delivery. This is because pomegranate skin, although hard in appearance, is actually quite sensitive. However, this will only be an aesthetic defect and does not affect the preservation of the fruit, which will last for around fifteen days at room temperature or longer if stored in the fridge. Tip: if you make juice and notice a bitter taste, it will be due to the seed that has shed some of its rind. Just strain the juice through a sieve and it will lose the astringency.

When will you receive it?

We will send you your pomegranates from the beginning of September to the beginning 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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