organic avocados
Hacienda Altos de Cantarriján

organic avocados

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The project

Adopt an avocado tree from the farm "Hacienda Altos de Cantarriján" in Almuñecar (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic avocados at home. The Farmer José 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 an avocado tree from our farm in Almuñecar (Spain). The cultivation here is certified as organic by the European Union as of 2022. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your avocado tree. On our finca, we have several varieties of avocados with different ages. Some were planted in the late 1980s and others in 2015. We've always been committed to environmentally friendly cultivation and we're in the process of obtaining the organic, which we hope to have by 2022. The avocado is a plant of Mexican origin that has been grown on the Granada coast for decades. The oldest trees are up to four metres tall, some of them have been pruned to make them sprout stronger again. The youngest trees reach just about the size of a person. The size of the avocados may vary. The productive life of an avocado tree is around 100 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 avocado tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. A avocado tree from our farm produces an average of 28 kg 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 the amount you reserve. This way you will only pay for what you consume and we can plan and sell the remaining harvest amount 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 7 boxes. Once you paid for the adoption, you will be able to plan your shipments from your user account. Shipping format: __4kg box of organic avocados__ * Hass Avocado (December to June): this is pear-shaped variety with a rough green skin that turns a very dark purple when ripe. It's the most popular type of avocado, thanks to its creamy texture and amazing flavour * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2022 * Harvest on request, shipped without wax or preservative treatments in a cardboard box without plastics * Our trees are not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * One kilo contains between 6 and 8 fruits * In one tree you have everything from small to large fruits, so your avocados will be heterogeneous * 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 On an organoleptic level, the rough-skinned varieties differ in shape and size, have a higher fat content, a more intense flavour and a creamier texture. They are harvested only when they have reached their optimal fat content, and are not stored in chambers to speed up or slow down their ripening. Avocados will arrive at your door when they are still hard; to eat them, you must wait until they are ripe. Keep them at room temperature while they ripen; when they are ripe, you can put them in the refrigerator to make them last longer. The pace of ripening depends on the room temperature. If you want to speed up the ripening process, you can wrap the avocados in newspaper along with other fruit and store them in a slightly warmer place.

When will you receive it?

The Farmer will collect your harvest on demand and just before shipment so you will receive it fresh, not treated with wax or other preservatives. We are able to extend our avocado season from October to June because we have four varieties. In early October, you'll receive smooth-skinned avocados (Bacon and Fuerte) followed by the rough-skinned varieties (Hass and Reed), which we will be sending out until the end of spring. All varieties start to be harvested when they have reached the necessary fat levels that define the avocado's characteristic creaminess. Bacon (October-November), Fuerte (October-December), Hass (December-April), Reed (April-June).

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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