Organic avocados from Finca Clavero

2.50 kg/box

Organic avocados from Finca Clavero

2.50 kg/box

Buy directly from the farmer. Without intermediaries.
Limited & seasonal harvest.
The farmer does (yet) not ship to:  United States
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Specifications
Contents of the box: 1 box contains 2.5kg of organic avocados
Variety: Hass
Pear-shaped, dark green skin that turns black when ripe, yellowish pulp with a nutty flavour, very creamy texture, small stone
Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2021
We do not store the fruit in cold chambers, they go directly from the tree to your doorstep
Our trees are not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size
One kilo contains between 6 and 8 fruits
It is a climacteric fruit, harvested when it reaches physiological ripeness but continues to evolve after harvesting until it is ready for consumption
If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last 20 days in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge)
Important: The fruits usually arrive hard, keep them at room temperature until they are ready to eat; if you receive an already ripe piece, you can put it in the fridge or eat it straight away
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Alejandro Clavero Chicano
My name's Alejandro Clavero Chicano and I'm from Vélez-Málaga. I belong to the third generation of tropical fruit farmers and I hope I'm not the last, as I'm teaching my children the love I have for nature and the land. My brother and I inherited the farm in 2018 and have been running it ever since. Up until then, my father had been passionately taking care of the trees. Despite knowing the farm perfectly and visiting it very frequently, I didn't have to take full charge until recently. My whole life had been in the service industry, managing bars and restaurants. When my father passed away, unfortunately too soon, I entered the world of farming, something which I'd always wanted to do. Both my brother and I are responsible consumers. We eat organic food whenever possible, for both environmental and health reasons. Both he and I knew that the first thing to do was convert the farm in order to obtain the organic farming label. We know that technology is here to help us, so we're committed to modernising irrigation systems to increase sustainability. In the future, I believe that we'll continue to implement everything regarding progress when it comes to technology and efficiency. The people who work with me are my right hand. I've always been an entrepreneur and today I run a small fruit company to sell my mangos and avocados, while also running a restaurant. I need to support myself and trust my workers, as I don't have time to be as involved as I would like on the farm. My role now at the farm is to ensure that all processes are carried out correctly and on time, and to sell the fruit itself. I speak with the workers every day, who tell me about what they do and how we can plan everything together. I like to enjoy every day, whether little things or major events, surrounded by friends and family. Life is too short to be angry, so I always try to be happy with my friends and my family.
Finca Clavero
Finca Clavero has been part of the family since 1982, when my father bought it. Although the farm belonged to my father, he bought it for my grandfather to run. My granddad was a man who loved the countryside, so in a way I see it as a gift from son to father. At the time, the farm was christened with the family name 'Clavero', which is still used today. Back then, it wasn't common to grow mangos and avocados in the area, so my father and my grandfather were pioneers who decided to plant crops that were considered exotic for the period. For many years, the farm was managed by my father and my grandfather. They were both born and raised in Benamargosa, a nearby village. The farm is located in a place known as La Crujía, which lies between the River Vélez and the River Benamargosa, an area protected from strong winds next to the road that goes between El Trapiche and Benamargosa. The farm has a house that was built in the 1980s for the family to live in. I've spent many summers there since I was a child and today I enjoy it with my children, conveying my love for the land. Unfortunately, my father and my grandfather are no longer with us, but I sustain the love of farming that they instilled in us as children. Since my brother and I have been managing the farm, it has been very important for us to modernise it. The irrigation systems were obsolete because they had been installed many years ago, so our priority has been to upgrade them. We've changed all the rubber hoses and now we can control the system online, which helps us optimise watering, prevent leaks and give each tree exactly how much water it needs. The irrigation water comes from the River Benamargosa irrigators community, but we also have a well that we use in the event of emergency. An adult mango tree needs about 10-20 litres of water per day, while an avocado tree consumes about 40-50 litres per day during the summer. Another important point for us was receiving the organic farming certificate. Both my brother and I regularly consume organic products, as this is a conviction of ours in order to improve our health and the planet's health. That's why in 2018 we entered the conversion process, and in 2021 we were awarded this quality seal. Four local people work on the farm. Our longest serving employee has been with the family for more than twenty years, and the other three are relatives or acquaintances of his. At harvest time we contract more people from the area to support us with these tasks. I also have Carol, who helps me with administration and social media. They all earn salaries in keeping with the Málaga collective agreement. We have beehives on the farm. Some are perennial and are there all year round, but during the flowering season we install more to make the trees pollinate better. We let the grass grow and mechanically weed it in the spring. In addition to protecting the soil, this increases the local biodiversity as it allows other species to settle on the farm. What's more, we incorporate the pruning remains into the soil to enrich it in organic matter and increase its fertility. We pick the fruit by hand. Each mango and avocado is inspected on the farm, and once again when preparing the box. If any pieces are blemished or overripe and can't be sent out, we sell them to the local market or leave them to form compost on the farm.
Technical information
Address
Finca Clavero, Vélez-Málaga, ES
Altitude
120m
Team
1 woman and 4 men
Size
10ha
Cultivation technique
Organic Farming
Irrigation
Drip irrigation
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