red Demeter organic grapes without seeds
Casa Carlos

red Demeter organic grapes without seeds

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Adopt a table grape vine from the farm "Casa Carlos" in Valencia (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of red Demeter organic grapes without seeds at home. Ernesto 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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Environmentalist
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Biodynamics
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Harvest analysis
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Plastic-free
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Organic
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Visitors welcome
What do you adopt?

Adopt a table grape vine that we cultivate under the Organic Farming (since 2019) and Demeter regulations of the European Union (since 2020). During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your table grape vine. The history of red seedless grapes is quite recent. They started to be cultivated in California around 25 years ago when by a selective cross-breeding of varieties, they got a red seedless grape with smooth, crispy skin. We decided to grow these varieties for the convenience of it being seedless and for its great sweetness. Grape cultivation is one of the most complex because of the number of diseases that threaten it (mildew and oidium among others) and because it also requires a lot of labour at certain times during cultivation. The vines are grown in vine arbours: a metal structure that we use to support the vines. We guide the vertical growth of the stem up to about 2 meters high where we facilitate branching by means of pruning. In this way we ensure that the bunches are both ventilated and protected from excessive sunlight thanks to the leaves. We also use an anti-hail netting system that protects the crop from hail, which could ruin the harvest. Our most developed vines are located on a small farm of 6 hectares in the village of Bétera, where each one should produce a minimum of 20kg of grapes under normal conditions. The productive life of a table grape vine 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 table grape vine dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. A table grape vine from our farm produces an average of 20kg 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 the amount you reserve. This way you will only pay for what you consume and we can plan and sell the remaining harvest amount to others.

What will you receive?

During harvest season you can progressively receive the quantity of harvest that you reserve on the moment of adoption. You will be able to receive a minimum of 2 boxes, which can be increased up to 4 boxes according to your needs. Shipping format: __ 5kg red Demeter grapes __ * Sweet Celebration (mid-August until mid-September): Bright red berries, seedless, large, spherical, crunchy and with a very smooth skin, very sweet (with an average of 20º Brix) * Jack's Salute (beginning of September until the beginning of October): Has red, seedless, slightly elongated, crunchy berries with a very smooth skin * Harvest on request, shipped without wax or preservative treatments in a cardboard box without plastics * Our vines are not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * Distributed in five paper bags with bunches of different weight * For better preservation, we recommend that you store them in the refrigerator; they will last in good condition for about two weeks * You will see the freshness of the grapes because the stems are still greenish when you receive them at home

When will you receive it?

If the year is normal, from mid-August you will receive Sweet Celebration grapes until mid-September when you will start receiving Jack's Salute, which will normally last until mid-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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