peppers
El Bosque del Batán

peppers

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Adopt a pepper plant from the farm "El Bosque del Batán" in Periana (Spain) and receive your peppers at home. Ana 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.

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What do you adopt?

You adopt a pepper plant from our farm in Periana (Spain) that we cultivate following the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union. We are already in the process of converting and expect to be officially certified by 2025. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your pepper plant. The pepper is a plant that originally comes from the northwestern part of South America and arrived in Europe thanks to Christopher Columbus. It first became popular in Spain, where in the sixteenth century it was already being widely used in kitchens. It belongs to the Solanaceae family, which includes other plants such as potatoes, tomatoes and aubergines. It's a perennial herbaceous plant that is usually grown as an annual or a biennial. We started growing it this year and we'll plant it again in the next season, because the summer plants can't withstand the cold winters in our area. Our variety, the alicum, is part of the sweet pepper family, also known as the Italian pepper. The ideal season for the pepper plant is the summer, as it needs quite a few hours of daylight. In our case, we grow the plant outdoors if it's warm enough in the spring on our traditional, diverse and ecologically rich farm. We do this according to organic farming guidelines to achieve quality products and protect our privileged natural environment. We also integrate vegetable crops into the ancient olive grove, thereby adding value to inland agriculture. Your pepper plant produces an average of 6kg of peppers each season. You do not have to commit to ordering the entire harvest though. Each season you can decide how much you want to reserve, and you pay the maintenance cost according to that amount. This way you only pay for what you plan to consume, and we can offer any surplus harvest to others.

What will you receive?

You can reserve between 0 and 0 boxes for the season, and then progressively plan theit delivery for any of the delivery dates available in the shipment calendar. Shipping format: __1,1kg box of peppers__ * Alicum pepper: long, horn-shaped fruit; medium size; smooth green skin; sweet flavour with fine walls; small white seeds * Field cropping * Farming in conversion to Organic Farming since 2022 * Harvest on request, shipped without wax or preservative treatments in a cardboard box without plastics * The box includes some extra peppers, in case some of them arrive damaged * Our farm is not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * One kilo contains between 12 and 18 pieces * If you keep them in the fridge, they can last up to 10 days in good condition Peppers can be eaten in many ways. We definitely recommend roasting them! What's more, this is a great way of keeping them in the freezer.

When will you receive it?

The vegetable garden thrives in summer. With the warm weather these plants find their time of development, and you can consume them with the guarantee of knowing that they are seasonal products. Harvest begins in July and can last until September.

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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