Adopt a persimmon tree from the farm "El Palmar Viejo" in Alcolea del Río (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic persimmons at home. Mari Carmen 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.
You adopt a persimmon tree from our farm in Alcolea del Río (Spain) that we cultivate following the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union since 2017. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your persimmon tree. The persimmon is the fruit produced by the tree of the same name. It's a tropical tree native to some Asian countries such as Japan and China that has been cultivated since the eight century, although it didn't reach Europe until the end of the nineteenth century. It's a deciduous tree, so in December it loses its leaves until the beginning of spring. At this time, we join all the trees by intertwining the branches known as shoots, using the arching technique, to stimulate production and reduce alternate bearing of this species. Our trees grow in Vega del Guadalquivir, an area in which this crop is still quite new, but which has favourable climate conditions, thanks to its warm summers and practically frost-free winters. Your adoption is 6 years old and its productive life 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 adoption dies, we will replace it with no additional cost assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. Your adoption produces an average of 24kg of organic persimmons 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.
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 6 boxes according to your needs. Shipping format: __4kg box of organic persimmons__ * Bright red variety: flattened oval shape, reddish-orange skin and pulp, sweet taste * We send them hard, firm and slightly bitter, so you can eat them like apples. As the days go by, the persimmons will become softer and sweeter * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2017 * Picked the day before shipment at their optimal point of ripeness and shipped in a cardboard box without plastics * A very versatile fruit that you can eat directly with or without skin or use for both sweet and savoury recipes * The box includes some extra fruits, in case some of them arrive damaged * One kilo contains between 5 and 7 fruits (the box contains between 20 and 28 fruits depending on the size) * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last 10 days 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
When will you receive it?
We start the harvest in October and continue through to early December. You can reserve your boxes to enjoy this rich fruit from the Far East throughout autumn.