organic mangos and early avocados
Finca Montealegre

organic mangos and early avocados

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Adopt a mango tree from the farm "Finca Montealegre" in Competa (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic mangos and early avocados at home. Antonio 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: 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 mango tree from our farm in Competa (Spain). Cultivation certified organic by the European Union since 2016. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your mango tree. They can be grown in southern Europe thanks mainly to the mild winters on the coasts of Málaga and Granada, with minimum temperatures above 5-7°C. As they're a species native to monsoon climates, the amount of rainfall isn't as important as its distribution throughout the year, with a mix of dry seasons and other wet ones. For example, rainfall during the flowering and harvesting season prevents the tree from yielding fruit. Fortunately, on our farm we also grow avocados and we would like to send you a part of the harvest. The avocado is a vigorous tree that can reach a height of twenty metres. Its ideal climate is tropical-subtropical, so it requires mild winters and summers. The avocados and mango trees in our Montealegre project are part of a series of farms that we cultivate in the Axarquía region, in the east of the province of Málaga between the Sierra Tejeda and the Mediterranean Sea. Due to its history and the particularities of the land, this region has many more smallholdings than large farms. Our avocados and mango trees are part of the small farms owned by our partners, who have been cultivating them all their lives. And today, they form part of a project aimed at getting a fair value for the product. This means that you're adopting a mango tree grown by farmers who work the land with respect and the natural resources available. They include varieties that are successful in the region thanks to their adaptation to the climate and their organoleptic properties. Your adoption is 16 years old and its productive life is around 40 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 mango tree produces an average of 21kg 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.

What will you receive?

During the season, you will be able to receive the harvest that you are reserving now: a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 0 boxes. Once you paid for the adoption, you will be able to plan your shipments from your user account. Shipping format: __3kg box of organic mangos and 2kg of organic avocados__ * Mango Osteen (September - October): ovoid-elongated shape, medium-large size, skin with a very characteristic purple hue and orange, yellow or greenish tones, has a low amount of fiber, pulp with a sweet and slightly sour flavour * Mango Keitt (October - November): ovoid-oblong shape, large size, green and pink skin, has low fiber content, pulp with a sweet and slightly sour taste * Avocado Bacon (October - November): round, medium-large with smooth skin of dark green colour and darkens a little more as it matures, less fat than other varieties, very suitable for making guacamole * Avocado Fuerte (October - February): pear-shaped, medium-large size, smooth and thin skin, green colour when ripe with small whitish spots, less fat, very suitable for making guacamole * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2016 * Picked the day before shipment at their optimal point of ripeness and shipped in a cardboard box without plastics * Our trees are not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * One kilo of mangos contains between 1 and 5 pieces * One kilo of avocados contains between 6 and 8 pieces * Keep them at room temperature until they are ripe, once they are fully ripe put them in the fridge to keep them longer * It is a climacteric fruit, harvested when it reaches physiological ripeness but continues to evolve after harvesting until it is ready for consumption * Important: The fruits usually arrive hard, keep them at room temperature until they reach they are ready to eat; if you receive an alread ripe piece, you can put it in the fridge or eat it straight away

When will you receive it?

Avocados and mangos are fruits whose quality and flavour are perceived when harvested at the right moment of ripeness. Cultivating them in Southern Europe means that we can adjust the harvesting campaign and achieve really delicious fruits. If you haven't tried an avocado or mango with these characteristics, you really don't know its flavour! The harvesting season for these varieties begins at the beginning of October and, depending on the weather, they can last until the end of December.

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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