Demeter organic oranges
Finca Jelanisol-Montebelo

Demeter organic oranges

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The project

Adopt an orange tree from the "Finca Jelanisol-Montebelo" farm in Gibraleón (Spain) and receive your Demeter organic oranges 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 an orange 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 orange tree. The orange trees from our finca, Jelanisol-Montebello, are part of a personal project. As a result, for more than twenty-five years I've been studying the relationships between people, the land, and the fairest way of distributing its fruits. Thanks to this, I've achieved an ecosystem in which our oranges interact with nature, in balance with all the different layers that contribute to the overall environment on the farm. We produce five different varieties of orange: Navelina, Salustiana, Lane Late, Navel Powell and Chislett Navel. The trees are all identical, although each variety of orange has its own features. This means that we can offer a varied assortment, and produce oranges for six consecutive months of the year. We plant the orange trees together with other citrus fruits, 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 own development. Rest assured that your orange 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 orange tree is 32 years old and its productive life is 50 years. For as long as you want to continue with your adoption, and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew year after year. If your tree stops being able to produce oranges for any reason, we will replace it with an other, and we guarantee your delivery from the produce of others for that season. Your orange tree produces an average of 100kg of Demeter organic oranges 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 2 and a maximum of 10 boxes. Once you paid for the adoption, you will be able to plan your shipments from your user account. Shipping format: __ 10kg box of Demeter organic oranges__ * Navelinas (December-January): They have a small prominent navel, an oval shape, and are very juicy * Salustiana (January-March): round shape, medium size, thin skin, high juice content, perfect balance between tartness and sweetness * Navel Chislett (February - April): large size, thin and smooth skin, very orange color and a lot of juice, low acidity * Lane Late (March-April): medium size and with very few seeds, with great sweetness and slight acidity, very juicy, it is a late variety; they are oranges especially recommended for juices, but also very tasty for the table * Navel powel (March - April): round shape, large size, sweet with low acidity, slightly lower juice content * 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 4 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 orange season in December, although sometimes the harvest is brought forward due to the weather. From that point and up to April, we harvest the different varieties according to their state of ripeness. We don't mix varieties in your box, so you can order your fruit according to approximate harvest period below: * Navelina: December to January * Salustiana: January to March * Lane Late: January to March * Navel Powell: February to April * Chislett Navel: February to April

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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