Adopt a passion fruit plant from the farm "Giallo Royal" in Torre del Mar (Spain) and receive your organic passion fruit and dragon fruits at home. Tinna 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.
You adopt a passion fruit plant from our farm in Torre del Mar (Spain). The cultivation here is certified as organic by the European Union as of 2005. Our passion fruit plants, grown on the Giallo Royal farm, are part of the plant diversity we designed for our agricultural project, which we launched in 2002. The passion fruit is an exotic fruit native to South and Central America that came over to Europe on expeditions led by the Spanish and the Portuguese. Its name stems from the similarities that the Jesuits found in its flower with certain Christian symbols. It's a climbing plant with tendrils that cling to surfaces and other plants, and can reach a height of nine metres. Its leaf is perennial and its roots are shallow, while its ideal climate for growth is tropical. In our area, the plant develops normally thanks to the subtropical climate. We cultivate the Passiflora edulis species, from which two types of fruits are obtained: the yellow passion fruit and the purple passion fruit, which is the one we work with on our farm. We researched different varieties for years so that we could develop that one that best adapted to the soil and weather conditions of our farm. As a result, we ended up with the 'GR' hybrid, which has a resistance to root rot that helps us grow each plant for more than five years, which is a huge advantage for us. Another plant that we grow on our farm is the pitahaya, also native to Central America. This is a climbing cactus that clings to tree trunks. Its fruit, known as the dragon fruit, comes from spectacular flowers that are conditioned by lunar cycles. Our plants grow according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture and permaculture. For us, agriculture is a model of life with which we can contribute positively to the land. What's more, it's the basis of our existence and we owe it all our hard work and creativity. This is why Giallo Royal is our operations hub, or a space for observation and awareness. Your adoption is 8 years old and its maximum lifespan is 10 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 passion fruit plant produces an average of 8kg of organic passion fruit and dragon fruits 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.
You can reserve between 2 and 4 boxes for the season, and then plan the deliveries for any of the delivery dates available in the shipment calendar. Shipping format: 1kg of __organic passion fruit__ and 1 kg of __organic pitahaya__ * GR variety passion fruit (July to October): Round shape, red-purple colour, skin wrinkles as the fruit ripens, sour and very aromatic taste, orange pulp with (edible) seeds * Pitahaya (July to October): Oval shape; medium size (about 350 g per piece); fleshy skin with waxy-looking triangular bracts; red on the outside, and white or red on the inside; with small black seeds and a soft, sweet flesh * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2005 * Picked the day before shipment at their optimal point of ripeness and shipped in a cardboard box without plastics * The box includes some extra fruits, in case some of them arrive damaged * Our farm is not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * One kilo of passion fruit contains between 18 and 24 fruits (the box contains between 18 and 24 fruits depending on the size) * One kilo of pitahaya contains between 2 and 4 fruits (the box contains between 2 and 4 fruits depending on the size) * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last X weeks in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge) It's normal for the skin of the passion fruit to wrinkle as they days go by. This doesn't mean that it has gone off or lost any of its properties. On the contrary, the passion fruit will be at its ideal ripeness and will have gained all its flavour. Therefore, it's not advisable to store them in the fridge if the skin is smooth and shiny when you receive them. It's better to leave them at room temperature for a few days to ripen. A great way to consume our mixed box is to serve chunks of pitahaya with passion fruit pulp, accompanied by a good natural yoghurt. The sweetness of the pitahaya together with the aroma and the bitter notes of the passion fruit make it an ideal dessert.
When will you receive it?
Both crops coincide in their production season during the summer. You can reserve your box from August until the end of the summer.