Adopt a pistachio tree from the "Ecopistacho" farm in Alcazar de San Juan (Spain) and receive your organic pistachios at home. Félix 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.
You adopt a pistachio tree from our farm in Alcazar de San Juan (Spain). The cultivation here has been certified as organic by the European Union as of 2002. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your pistachio tree. The first plant fossils of the *Pistacia Genus* were found on the island of Madeira, but the origin of the pistachio tree as such is Asia. Its cultivation is one of the oldest in existence, as it's known that the Egyptians used to grow it. Later, the Greeks and the Romans brought it into the Mediterranean Basin from Syria. This crop arrived on the Iberian Peninsula in Roman times, with the Arabs later specialising in its cultivation. The pistachio, which belongs to the *Anacardiaceae* family, has male and female trees. If a female flower fails to be pollinated by the pollen of the male tree, it's impossible for the tree to bear fruit. It's believed that the Moors were unaware of this aspect and eliminated the male trees because they didn't bear fruit, which rendered the females unproductive, so they were eliminated too. Our commitment to ecology is part of our values here at Ecopistacho, so it's not just a fleeting trend or a market demand. We're firmly committed to protecting the environment, so we have hedges with plants native to the area, we install insectariums, and we have houses for birds and bats. We produce a 100% pesticide-free and residue-free crop, and we place grass on the soil as quilting. On our small family farms, we grow female trees of the Kerman variety and male trees of the Peter variety. Our cooperative is made up of several members, and we all farm in accordance with the same principles: we carry out certified organic farming, we fertilise our crops with nettle slurry and other natural preparations that we make ourselves, and we prioritise respect for the soil, so we make sure not to overexploit it. We enrich it every year with natural compost packed with microorganisms. The dedication of all the cooperative members was acknowledged in 2020 when we received the award for the best organic business in Castilla-La Mancha. Your adoption is 24 years old and its maximum lifespan is 100 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. Your pistachio tree produces an average of 1kg of organic pistachios each season.
We will send you the box that you choose when placing the adoption. __Small box__: 2 x Packets of roasted pistachios, slightly salted (500 grams, protective atmosphere, plastic bag) __Big box__: 4 x Packets of roasted pistachios, slightly salted (500 grams, protective atmosphere, plastic bag) Toasted pistachios of the Kerman variety, carefully dried at our facilities and subsequently toasted and selected so that all of them are open. During the toasting process, we add a pinch of salt that enhances their flavour and makes them a perfect snack at any time or an ingredient in any recipe (salads, meats, pasta. etc.). Our bagged pistachios have a best-before date of approximately six months from when you receive them. Once opened, if you don't manage to eat the whole bag, we recommend storing the pistachios in an airtight container in a cool place so that they remain in perfect condition for at least three months. If it's very hot where you are, you should keep this container in the fridge.
When will you receive it?
We harvest our pistachio trees during October and November. Then we dry our pistachio nuts and roast them on demand, as freshly roasted pistachios are a guarantee of quality. We store the pistachios at a controlled temperature to prevent them from degrading or being attacked by pests.