pomegranates
CABET

pomegranates

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Adopt a pomegranate tree from the farm "CABET" in Bétera (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of pomegranates at home. Toni 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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Experienced Farmer
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Conversion to organic farming
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Farmer 360
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Pesticide-free
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Harvest analysis
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Plastic-free
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Renewable energy
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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 in the process of converting and hope to get certified in 2023. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your pomegranate tree. You adopt a pomegranate tree from our orchards mostly located in Bétera (Valencia - Spain). The fruit of the pomegranate tree is the pomegranate and it has a very juicy pulp of an intense red color that surrounds the seeds and is called the aril. 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 color. 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 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 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 adoption is 6 years old and its productive life is around 25 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 pomegranate tree produces an average of 20kg of pomegranates 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 2 boxes, which can be increased up to 5 boxes according to your needs. Shipping format: __4kg 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 (the box contains between 12 and 20 fruits depending on the size) * 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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