organic clementines PGI Corsica
Domaines De La Taste

organic clementines PGI Corsica

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The project

Adopt a clementine tree from the farm "Domaines De La Taste" in Tallone (France) and receive your organic clementines PGI Corsica at home. Loïc 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: once you have received your organic clementines PGI Corsica and enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

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What do you adopt?

You adopt a clementine tree from our farm in Tallone (France). The cultivation here is certified as organic by the European Union since 2008. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your clementine tree. The clementine trees in our orchard produce organic clementines of the “Fine de Corse” variety, which is one of the first to have been planted in Corsica and one of those best suited to the climate of the "Isle of Beauty". The clementine tree, or *Citrus clementina*, is a hybrid resulting from the crossing of a mandarin tree and a variety of willow-leaved bitter orange tree. It was first produced in Algeria in the early 20th century by a Spiritan cleric, Brother Clément, after whom it is named. Clementines are seasonal fruits, usually produced between early November and early January, but this can vary depending on the year and the climate. The clementine is one of those rare citrus trees that bear seedless fruit. It is a self-incompatible hybrid, i.e. sterile. Clementines are therefore basically propagated by grafting. New varieties can be produced through natural mutation or by cross-fertilisation with another citrus fruit, which will give seed-bearing clementines. The first clementines were planted in Corsica in 1925 by Don Philippe Semidei at Figaretto, in the island’s Eastern Plain. Today, 98% of French clementines are produced in eastern Corsica. The Corsican clementine is distinguished from other clementines by its Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), conferred in 2007. The PGI is an official European quality designation that guarantees a link between a product and its area of origin at the production, packaging and processing stages. Based on very strict specifications, this designation marks the excellence of a product, where all the production stages derive from its original terroir, as well as the specific know-how of a sector that enjoys a worldwide reputation. Located between sea and mountains in the eastern plain of Haute Corse, our farm enjoys exceptional climatic conditions – a temperate climate, and rainfall and humidity that are higher than in other Mediterranean production areas. Our clementines are cultivated in accordance with European Union regulations on Organic Farming. Our supervisory authority is Ecocert. We also operate with Global GAP certification, so as to guarantee food safety and sustainable development at the farm. Your adoption is 56 years old and its productive life is around 125 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 clementine tree produces an average of 30kg of organic clementines PGI Corsica 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 6 boxes according to your needs. Shipping format: __5kg box of organic clementines__ * PGI “Fine de Corse”: a small, seedless clementine, easy to peel and taste; this clementine’s freshness and its slightly tart flavour make it a tasty and attractive fruit * Picked manually with shakers, at least 20% of the fruits retain one or two leaves * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2008 * They are not treated with wax or preservatives (you can use the peel) * Some fruits may have the “cul-vert” ("green bottom"), this specific feature of the organic Corsican clementine does not in any way indicate a lack of maturity, since it is the cold that gives an orange pigmentation to its skin * We do not store the fruit in cold chambers, they go directly from the tree to your doorstep * The box includes some extra fruits, in case some of them arrive damaged * Our trees are not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * One kilo contains between 20 and 22 fruits (the box contains between 90 and 110 fruits depending on the size) * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last 15 days in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge)

When will you receive it?

The harvest season runs from November to early January, so those are the months when you will receive your clementines.

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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