Adopt an orange tree from the farm "Cortijo La Palmosa" in Lora del Río (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic late oranges at home. The Farmer Margarita 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.
Adopt an orange tree that we cultivate under the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union since 2014. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your orange tree. We grow tree varieties of oranges at Cortijo La Palmosa, which means that we produce fruit from spring to early summer. Our finca is located in the fertile Guadalquivir Valley, an ideal area for growing oranges. The varieties we grow are Lane Late, Powell, and Valencia Late. It's not easy to tell the difference between the varieties and, in general, they have the same properties: a sweet flavour and very juicy. Orange trees differ from other citrus trees because they have greener and narrower leaves, bloom between April and May, reach a height of about three metres, and look the same when there's no fruit on the branches. The variety you receive will depend on the date you order the box. Our oranges fall into two groups, Navel (Lane Late and Powell) and Valencia (Valencia Late). The Valencia variety is also known as a white orange, even though it still has a vibrant orange colour! Navels originated from a natural mutation in 1820 at a monastery in Brazil. You can differentiate them from other varieties as they have a 'navel' on the bottom of the fruit. They're generally easy to peel, may have some seeds, and are characterized by a sweet and intense flavour. Valencia (white) oranges are older and are thought to date back to the 19th century California. They don't have a navel, produce a very rich juice with low acidity, although they're also very good to eat as a fruit. This finca is located in Lora del Río (Andalusia, Spain), between the Hornachuelos Nature Park (where the irrigation water comes from) and the valley of the Guadalquivir River, which is an important orange-growing region in Seville. There are hot summers and mild winters here, with an average of almost 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. This microclimate, along with certified organic production since 2014, means that we can grow good-sized oranges with the excellent flavour typical for the oranges from Seville. The productive life of an orange 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 orange tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. A orange tree from our farm produces an average of 60 kg 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 the amount you reserve. This way you will only pay for what you consume and we can plan and sell the remaining harvest amount 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 4 boxes according to your needs. Shipping format: __15kg box of organic oranges from Seville__ * Lane Late and Powell oranges (from February to May): with their typical navel at the bottom, perfect both for making juices and eating as a fruit, at the beginning of the season, they will be a little more acidic, but they become sweeter as the season progresses * Valencia Late oranges (from April to June): they contain very few pips, have a thinner skin and are very sweet and not bitter at all, they're excellent for juices and all kinds of drinks; these are also a late season variety * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming seal since 2014 * They are not treated with wax or preservatives (you can use the peel) * 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 * One kilo contains between 5 and 9 fruits (the box contains between 75 and 135 fruits depending on the size) * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last 2-3 weeks in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge)
When will you receive it?
The late orange season starts in spring and lasts until early summer.