avocados
Finca el Rinconcillo
Outside of the adoption period

The project

Adopt an avocado tree from the farm "Finca el Rinconcillo" in Rincón de la Victoria (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of avocados at home. The Farmer Nono 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.

The project

Adopt an avocado tree from the farm "Finca el Rinconcillo" in Rincón de la Victoria (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of avocados at home. The Farmer Nono 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.

What do you adopt?
Adopt an avocado tree from our farm in Rincón de la Victoria (Spain). During the process of adoption you can choose a name that we will engrave on a plaque and hang on your tree. We cultivate avocados, mangoes, papayas and other exotic fruits that are harvested directly from the tree so that they reach their optimal ripeness in your home. The proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, an annual temperature average of 24 degrees and a soil rich in minerals make it one of the few places in Europe where exotic fruits can be cultivated. Our Rinconcillo farm is a family farm in La Axarquía (southern Spain), where avocados and tropical fruits have been grown since the 1980s. Our farm is certified by Global GAP, which guarantees that the fruits you receive at home are cultivated according to good agricultural practices and with respect for the environment. Avocados tend to produce a lot one year and little the next but we have become used to working with them and on average we are getting about 60 kilos per tree. We have trees of all ages, the youngest are 3-5 years old and the oldest have been with us almost all their lives: they are around 30 years old. A avocado 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 from you tree to others.
What will you receive?
During harvest season you can progressively receive the quantity of harvest that you reserve on the moment of adoption. Delivery format: __Box of 4 kg of avocados Hass variety__ * Every kilo contains approximately 4 to 6 pieces. * They are sent in cardboard boxes with wood shavings for protection. * The avocados are harvested one day before dispatch as soon as they have the optimal fat content * Once picked up from the tree they ripen at room temperature 5 to 7 days after harvest. * As soon as the avocado is soft and the green color of the skin changes to black / dark it is ripe. * The ripe avocado has a creamy texture and a taste that resembles hazelnut and walnut. Due to the rough and resistant skin, avocados do not suffer any damage during shipping. They arrive at your home unripened and mature there. When the avocado has reached this point it can be consumed or stored in the refrigerator for up to 15/20 days. Tip: Some pieces can be wrapped in newspaper, making them ripen before the rest. This way not all avocados ripen at the same pace and you can enjoy the avocados longer.
When will you receive it?
Please, check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. As of this date shipments begin. You can plan all the deliveries once you completed the adoption process. You can enjoy Hass avocado from December to May. The season is adjusted to the ripeness of the fruit.
Why should you adopt?
* Learn who produces your food, how and where. Receive your food in a conscious manner. * Buy directly from the farmer. Help to generate wealth and better jobs in the rural areas. * Plan ahead and enable the Farmer to produce on demand. This way we can avoid overproduction and fight food waste. * Reward Farmers who make an effort to use environmentally-friendly packaging and cultivation techniques.
Pesticide-free
Plastic-free
Fresh and in season

How does it work?

Meet the Farmers

Meet the Farmers

Adopt and plan your harvest

Adopt and plan your harvest

Let the Farmer and nature work

Let the Farmer and nature work

Receive your harvest at home

Receive your harvest at home

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Pesticide-free
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Plastic-free
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Renewable energy
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Small Farm
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Family Farm
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Visitors welcome
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Additional analyses
Nono Toré Marín
My name is Nono Toré. We are the third generation of tropical farmers in La Axarquia (Málaga). Our grandfather Antonio Toré already cultivated avocados in the 1970s and his children maintained this tradition long before the avocado became famous. I come from the business world and I am currently a university professor, but the truth is that I spend more and more time on this farm because this is truly where my heart is. For a lot of years I have been very dedicated to the farm, so in 2010 I introduced exotic plantations that already became reality with our ideal climate. You will gradually get to know our exotic fruits here at the Rinconcillo: We already have mangoes, papayas, pitayas (dragon fruit), guavas and lychees. My brother Pablo is responsible for the technical part of the farm and is well advised by my father. Carlos (foreman of the farm) is responsible for the preservation of our trees and good environmental practices. Almost 30 years of experience in the tropical harvest! The small team of the Rinconcillo consists of 7 people. As soon as the seasonal fruits have been hand-harvested by Carlos, Mari and Paco, the rest of the team prepares the fruits to send them directly to your home. There are not many secrets about the tropical gems that arrive unripened, except that they should be handled with care. However, once they have matured, they are a true culinary delight. If you like to visit us in southern Spain, we warmly welcome you: Karlina (coordinator for France) and Carolin (Germany and UK) are happy to show you this wonderful tropical corner in southern Europe. We are a small company and for us this community enables us to find the right palate for the best tropical fruits that can be enjoyed in Europe. We know that this close relationship will continue for a long time. We are honored to introduce ourselves here at crowdfarming!
Nono Toré Marín

"The mild climate and rich earth offer us the best taste and texture for our tropical fruits; our commitment and our experience guarantee you to receive them in their optimal maturity. We are proud that our fruits conquer Europe from our small corner and send them to discerning consumers who appreciate not only the actual taste, but also the origin and manufacture of the product".

Finca el Rinconcillo
Finca el Rinconcillo
Our farm is called Rinconcillo (small corner) and owes its name to the city in which it is located (Rincón de la Victoria in Málaga). A Spanish corner is also a small place where you hide to isolate yourself from the rest of the world. The corner is a tropical paradise in southern Spain, which you will hopefully visit soon. The farm is located in the Axarquía region (Málaga) on a 12 hectare property right by the Mediterranean Sea. This proximity to the sea makes the temperatures in winter very mild and is one of the only places in Europe where tropical fruits can be cultivated. Our production mainly consists of avocados and mangoes, although we have been importing exotic plants from other tropical plantations such as papayas, pitayas, lychees, guavas or passion fruits since 2010. Asparagus, cork oaks, almond trees and native wild olive trees grow here naturally. We are also surrounded by some farms for grazing and agricultural purposes. The entire Axarquia area changes the color of its landscape with the tropical climate. Undoubtedly, the growth of the tropical market in Europe has driven an area that lived from tourism. There are large cooperatives that, thanks to these plants, create jobs and revitalize an area that has historically lived from tourism. Our Rinconcillo farm is a family business originally founded in the 80s. It was run by my father Antonio until 10 years ago, but health problems forced him to hand the company over to me and my brother Pablo. We get the water from our own collecting well and store rainwater. We also channeled drains to fill the wells and reservoirs. We have a pool with 15 million liters of water and another with 200,000 liters. We have three wells that constantly fill the pools. One of these reservoirs is in the highest part of the farm where we collect water. When casting we use a RAM pump (hydraulic ram) that does not consume any electricity. An adult tree uses about 32.5 m3 of water per year. For irrigation we use drippers that make the water supply more efficient. We use 4 drippers at 8 liters per tree. We check the irrigation drippers weekly to avoid water leaks and use tensiometers to determine the water needs of each area. We do not use any weed treatment. We plow with the tractor to remove the root herbs which we then use as a natural fertilizer. We do not use any synthetic pesticides that could harm the biodiversity. In addition, we always try to preserve the vegetation on our embankments and regularly remove the waste between the plantations. Our team consists currently of 7 people. The foreman has been working with us for more than 20 years and we have a team that works in the respective seasons (depending on the need for harvesting, pruning, maintaining the nutrient medium) and have been with us for more than 10 years now. Our agricultural workers receive a higher salary than the agreement + collection bonuses. We also try to improve the work situation through flexible working hours. The remainder of the harvest is used to make jams (for mangoes or papayas) or guacamole (avocados). To determine the quality of the fruit we want to send, we have various tools such as a calibrator and a refractometer for the sugar content. Tree by tree we choose the best pieces. We also carry out an annual analysis of leaf, fruit and soil residue samples in a specialized laboratory to define the management of the year. The trunks and branches are chopped up and thrown together with the leaves in the paths between the crops to create a mulch. This improves water retention and the increase in organic matter in the soil. We know that a seasonal tropical fruit harvested from a tree of our farm has different properties than others: taste, texture, geographical location... it does not ripen in cold rooms, but naturally on our farm.
Technical information
Address
Finca el Rinconcillo, Rincón de la Victoria, ES
Altitude
170 m
Team
3 women and 4 men
Size
15 hectares
Cultivation technique
Without pesticides.
Irrigation
Drip irrigation
Location