Adopt a lemon tree from the farm "Cortijo Ana Maria" in Valle de Abdalajis (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic lemons at home. 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.
You adopt a lemon tree from our farm in Valle de Abdalajis (Spain). The cultivation here is certified as organic by the European Union since 2014. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your lemon tree. At Cortijo Ana Maria we grow two varieties of lemons, Fino and Verna. These trees have been grown organically since they were planted and practically we can harvest fruit all year round with them. The trees of both lemon varieties are robust, prolific and medium-sized (as they are still growing), and don't grow taller than two to three metres. The Verna variety is one of the most widely grown in Spain. Although its exact origin is unknown, it is thought to have been introduced into Murcia from the Italian Monachello variety. It flowers twice a year and when it's harvested while the fruit is still green, it's known as a Rodrejo lemon (it's ripe but still not yellow because it hasn't received enough cold). The Fino variety differs because it has lots of thorns and is a little more sensitive to cold than the Verna. Our farm is family-run and our crops respect the environment from the moment they're planted Your adoption is 8 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 lemon tree produces an average of 40kg of organic lemons 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 at the moment of adoption. You will be able to receive a minimum of 3 boxes, which can be increased up to 10 boxes according to your needs. Shipping format: __4kg box of organic lemons__ * Fino lemon (October-April): oval-shaped, yellow or green in colour, with a thin, smooth rind, pale yellow, acidic pulp * Verna (April-July): elongated shape, medium-large size, almost seedless and low acidity, natural source of vitamin C * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label 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 * Our trees are not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * One kilo of lemons contains between 6 and 8 fruits (the box contains between 24 and 32 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?
With the two varieties of lemons that we grow on our farm in Málaga we are able to offer lemons from October to July. First you will receive lemons of the Fino variety, which are ready to be harvested from autumn to spring and finally of the Verna variety which are ready from spring to early summer.