organic avocados
Dos Arroyos

organic avocados

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The project

Adopt an avocado tree from the farm "Dos Arroyos" in Alhaurin de la Torre (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic avocados at home. Rainer 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: 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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Farmer 360
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Plastic-free
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Organic
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Renewable energy
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Family Farm
What do you adopt?

Adopt an avocado tree that we cultivate under the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union since 2020. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your avocado tree. In our fields, 90% of the avocado trees grown are of the Hass variety, and 10% are of the Fuerte variety, to support pollination. The Hass variety is not a targeted strain, but a random mutation. The Californian Rudolph Hass found the tree in his garden in the 1930s. All of today's Hass avocado trees that are grown in Israel, California, Mexico, Chile, Spain, Australia and New Zealand are descents of this one tree. Since the flowers have to be pollinated by insects, several varieties use that flower for different lengths of time in order to extend the pollination periods. Our trees have been planted in a grid of 6 X 4 in order to give them enough space and are efficiently watered by means of drip irrigation. Because it is very important to us, we have cultivated our produce in line with ecological principles and regulations right from the start. We will receive the corresponding ORGANIC certificate after the end of the conversion period in December 2020. At first glance, organic means more work, but you are rewarded for it: we find a greater variety and number of insects, which create healthier soil structure and thus helps our plants grow better. The productive life of an avocado tree is around 30 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 avocado tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. Each avocado tree bears an average of 15kg per season.

What will you receive?

Each season we will send you: __4 kgbox of organic avocados__ * Hass avocado: dark, rough skin, delicious, full-bodied, slightly nutty taste, and a delicate, creamy texture * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2020 * Harvest on request, shipped without wax or preservative treatments in a cardboard box without plastics * We do not store the fruit in cold chambers, they go directly from the tree to your doorstep * One kilo contains between 6 and 8 fruits * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last 2 weeks in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge) * It is a climacteric fruit, harvested when it reaches physiological ripeness but continues to evolve after harvesting until it is ready for consumption * Important: The fruits usually arrive hard, keep them at room temperature until they reach they are ready to eat; if you receive an alread ripe piece, you can put it in the fridge or eat it straight away The avocado is ripe for consumption as soon as the skin slightly gives way when pressed gently with your fingers. You can then cut it in half around the pit inside. Twist the halves apart and remove the pit. Remove the flesh from the skin with a spoon, or halve the halves again and peel. And enjoy! To speed up the ripening process of an avocado a bit, you can wrap the unripe fruit together with a ripe apple or banana in a paper bag or newspaper (at room temperature). If you want to store an avocado that has already been cut, it is advisable to cover the flesh with lemon or lime juice. Packaging: cardboard box with filler to protect the avocados from bumps (plastic-free)

When will you receive it?

You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out. Our harvest time is usually in January and February, if nature cooperates. The shipping dates are also within this period.

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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