Demeter organic grapefruit
Finca Jelanisol-Montebelo

Demeter organic grapefruit

The farmer does (yet) not ship to:  United States
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The project

Adopt a grapefruit tree from the "Finca Jelanisol-Montebelo" farm in Gibraleón (Spain) and receive your Demeter organic grapefruit at home. Friedrich will take care of your adoption and take its picture. You will also 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: Although your adoption will be renewed automatically, you will always be informed in advance and may decide to cancel your adoption at any time as long as the preparation has not yet begun.

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What do you adopt?

You adopt a grapefruit tree from our farm in Gibraleón (Spain). The cultivation is certified as organic by the European Union as of 1992, and as Demeter as of 1994. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your grapefruit tree. The grapefruits of our farm Jelanisol-Montebello are part of a personal project that has led me for more than 25 years to study the relationship between land and people and the fairest way to distribute its fruits. Thanks to this, I've created an ecosystem in which our grapefruits interact with nature, in balance with the different layers that it cosists of. We produce grapefruit of the Star Ruby variety. As a fruit, the grapefruit stems from a natural cross between the sweet orange and the pomelo. Many different varieties of grapefruit have since appeared, with the Star Ruby being the most popular among consumers. Its characteristic reddish-pink colour is due to the lycopene pigment, acquired through a genetic mutation. We plant grapefruit alongside other citrus fruits (all from the Rutaceae family), because they're very well adapted to the climate in the southwest of Spain, thanks to the many hours of sunshine per year and the thermal contrasts in the region. This makes it easier to grow them, as the trees set the optimal relationships for their development. Rest assured that your grapefruit tree is part of a habitat in which each element has a function that benefits the other. This balance means that our farm is like a living being, which regulates itself and therefore protects itself from harmful external agents. And this is all thanks to our hard work running the farm in line with biodynamic agriculture and permaculture criteria. Your adoption is 15 years old and its maximum lifespan is 30 years. For as long as you want to keep your adoption, and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew year after year. If your adoption stops producing for any reason, we will replace it with another, and guarantee you the delivery from the production of other units. Your grapefruit tree produces an average of 36kg of Demeter organic grapefruit each season. You do not have to commit to ordering the entire harvest though. Each season you can decide how much you want to reserve, and you pay the maintenance cost according to that amount. This way you only pay for what you plan to consume, and we can offer any surplus harvest to others.

What will you receive?

During the season, you will be able to receive the harvest that you are reserving now: a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 boxes. Once you have paid for the adoption, you will be able to plan your shipments from your user account. Shipping format: __6kg box of Demeter organic grapefruit__ * Star Ruby grapefruit (from December to early April): slightly flattened balloon shape, thick yellowish peel, ruby (reddish) pulp full of juice, slightly bitter taste and usually seedless * Biodynamic farming certified by the Demeter label since 1994 * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 1992 * Picked the day before shipment at their optimal point of ripeness and shipped in a cardboard box without plastics * One kilo contains between 3 and 6 fruits * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last up 2 or 3 weeks in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge)

When will you receive it?

At Finca Jelanisol-Montebello, we start the grapefruit season in December, although sometimes the harvest is brought forward due to the weather.

Why should you adopt?
Know who, how and where your food is produced. Source your food in a conscious, direct and consistent manner.
Buying without intermediaries allows the producer to obtain better prices. This helps generate better jobs and social standards in rural areas.
When you adopt something, you allow the producer to ensure the sale at a fixed price and to produce on demand. This also avoids wasting food that is grown without being sold.
It supports producers who strive for environmentally friendly packaging and cultivation practices.
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