mangos and avocados
Finca Refijo

mangos and avocados

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Adopt a mango tree from the farm "Finca Refijo" in Viñuela (Spain) and receive your mangos and avocados at home. Paco 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 in case the preparation has not started yet.

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What do you adopt?

You adopt a mango tree from our farm in Viñuela (Spain) that we cultivate following the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union. We are already in the process of converting and expect to be officially certified by 2023. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your mango tree. The Osteen variety is native to Florida, although it's grown almost exclusively on the subtropical coast of Málaga and Granada. The Keitt variety is originally from India and currently the second most widely grown in Spain. It’s the last variety to ripen. Osteen and Keitt trees are very similar and don't exceed three metres in height. Along with the mangos, we send you avocados grown on our farm, Finca Marroquino. I think this is an amazing combination of fruits. The avocados you'll receive are of the smooth skin varieties (Bacon or Fuerte). They're native to the California-Mexico area and popular as they're harvested earlier. The mangos and the avocados are grown on a family-run farm that has been transitioning to organic farming since 2020. Our farm has modern drip irrigation systems to save water. The most special thing about our fruit is its flavour as well as the beauty of the way it is cultivated, both during flowering and when the fruit hangs from the trees. During the harvest we make homemade mango jam that we preserve to enjoy its flavour when the season ends. Currently we do not have any award, but we do have the satisfaction when giving it as a gift to family and friends, often getting a call of thanks and congratulations for the excellent quality of the fruit, that is without a doubt our greatest gift. Your adoption is 22 years old and its maximum lifespan is 50 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 mango tree produces an average of 30kg of fruit 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 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: __1,5 kg box of mangos, 1 kg 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 fibre, pulp with a sweet flavour and slightly sour * Mango Keitt (October - November): ovoid-oblong shape, large size, green and pink skin, has low fibre content, pulp with a sweet taste and a slightly sour * 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 - December): pear-shaped, medium-large size, smooth and thin skin, green colour when ripe with small whitish spots, less fat, very suitable for making guacamole * Mangos and avocados in transition to organic farming since 2020 * 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 of mangos contains between 2 and 3 fruits * One kilo of avocados contains between 3 and 6 fruits * Mangos and avocados are climacteric fruits, is harvested when it reaches physiological maturity; after being picked from the tree it then continues to ripen until it has reached its optimum point for consumption * Important note: the fruits usually arrive hard; to ripen them, keep them at room temperature until they are ready to eat; if you receive some fruit that is already ripe, you can either eat it straight away or keep it in the fridge The first thing you should do when receiving the box is to inspect the fruits. Maybe some mangos and avocados ready-to-eat pieces will arrive, but chances are you'll have to wait a few days until they reach the optimal point of consumption. The waiting time may vary between 3 and 20 days, depending on the variety and the ripening conditions. Their ripening will depend on the respiration of the fruit, placing them at a higher temperature accelerates the respiration and with it the ripening. Once they begin to yield to the pressure of your fingers, you can place them in the fridge and consume them in about 10 days. If for some reason the mangos have ripened too much, you can freeze them to make smoothies, jams or other recipes in the future.

When will you receive it?

These fruits all ripen in the months of October and November, so this will be the time of year when we send out your box.

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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