early avocados and organic lemons
Finca Marroquino

early avocados and organic lemons

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The project

Adopt an avocado tree from the farm "Finca Marroquino" in Cútar (Spain) and receive your early avocados and organic lemons 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 an avocado tree from our farm in Cútar (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 avocado tree. On the Marroquino farm, we grow four varieties of avocado here at Finca Marroquino: Hass, Lamb Hass, Fuerte and Bacon. In this project we propose the adoption of a tree of the Bacon or Fuerte varieties, which are earlier varieties and can be harvested from autumn onwards. They have smooth skin, ripen green and have a lower fat content, but are still delicious! The Bacon variety is the earliest one, it originated in the 1920s and is very resilient to strong winds. It is named after its discoverer James Bacon. The Fuerte variety (The Spanish "fuerte" translates to "strong") is so called because it was the only variety that withstood a harsh winter in Mexico in 1911; it is a variety that tolerates the cold better than the others. This mixed box includes the Fino lemon variety. We have a small plot of organically grown lemons on one of our farms and I think it is a good way for you to enjoy these two fruits together. We carry out a careful harvest straight from the tree to the box. It is an artisanal and traditional production in which we use no machinery because the terrain has a steep slope. Our trees are grown on a family farm that has been converting into an organic farming since 2020. Our farm uses modern drip irrigation systems to save water. The most special thing about our harvest is its flavour. During the harvesting season we make delicious avocado smoothies as well as homemade guacamole. We have not won any prizes, but we do have the satisfaction of knowing that our friends and family enjoy the excellent quality of the fruit, every time we give them a gift, that is our best prize! Your adoption is 5 years old and its productive life is 100 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 we guarantee your delivery from the production of other units. Your avocado tree produces an average of 30kg 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: __2kg box of avocado and 0.75kg of organic lemon__ * Bacon avocado (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 * Fuerte avocado (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 * Fino lemon (October - April): oval shape; yellow or green skin with a thin and smooth rind; pale yellow pulp; bitter flavour * Farming in transition to organic farming since 2020 and Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2011 fino lemon * 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 avocados contains between 4 and 6 fruits * One kilo of lemons contains between 6 and 10 fruits * The avocado 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 already ripe piece, you can put it in the fridge or eat it straight away * If you keep the lemons in a fresh and airy place, they can last 2 weeks in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge) * You'll see that the first lemons of the season may have a greenish hue, but over the weeks they'll take on the typical yellow tone of this variety You can eat them when they start to become soft to the touch. These varieties will still have green skin when ripe. As their skin is thin, they may wrinkle slightly due to dehydration, but this should not affect the quality of the pulp. The ripening speed is accelerated by the temperature, so in warmer areas or periods it may ripen faster. To eat, slice in half and scoop out the pulp with a spoon. If you want to keep an already sliced half in the best conditions, add olive oil or lemon juice to reduce browning, store in the fridge and use as soon as possible.

When will you receive it?

The seasonal weather affects the advance or delay of flowering that normally occurs in March. It can also affect the fruit's accumulation of fat and weight at the time of harvesting. The normal harvest time for Bacon avocados in our area is in October and for the Fuerte from November until the end of February. The Fino lemon can be harvested from the beginning of autumn until the end of spring, so these two fruits coincide during the avocado season.

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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