organic oranges and organic avocados
Finca Valdivieso

organic oranges and organic avocados

The farmer does (yet) not ship to:  United States
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Adopt an orange tree from the farm "Finca Valdivieso" in Utrera (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic oranges and organic avocados at home. 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: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

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Environmentalist
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Plastic-free
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Organic
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What do you adopt?

You adopt an orange tree from our farm in Utrera (Spain). Cultivation certified organic by the European Union since 2017. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your orange tree. The Finca Valdivieso farm is a beautiful orange grove located in Utrera, very close to Seville. The climate in the area is particularly good for growing citrus fruits as temperatures are very pleasant most of the year. We have two varieties of oranges, Navelina and Salustiana. Navelinas are early varieties and have the typical navel, while Salustianas are late oranges without a navel. The orange tree is a sturdy tree with strong and leafy branches, medium- or large-sized, with some even measuring up to three metres. The Salustiana variety is believed to have spontaneously mutated in Valencia (Spain) in the mid-twentieth century. The Navelina variety first appeared in California by spontaneous mutation of the Washington Navel oranges. The average age of the orange trees is 12–15 years old, and they've had the EU organic label since 2017. The farm covers 100 hectares and is flat, with a cortijo farmhouse on the land where the manager lives. The avocados you'll receive along with the oranges from your adoption come from our Altos de Cantarriján farm in Granada. The Hass avocado season is the same as the orange season; both ripen during the winter. This variety is characterised by having a higher fat content and turning black when they ripen. The trees were planted between the 1980s and the 2010s. The farm is in the process of being converted to organic farming and we hope to obtain the label by 2022. The avocado is a plant that originally comes from America. The Hass variety gets its name from Rudolph Hass, who was the first person to grow it in 1926 in California, although it wasn't introduced to the market until the 1960s. Your adoption is 15 years old and its productive life is around 90 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. Thanks to your adoption you will receive 15kg of organic oranges and avocados 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 harvest season you can progressively receive the quantity of harvest that you reserve at the moment of adoption. You will be able to receive a minimum of 2 boxes, which can be increased up to 5 boxes according to your needs. Shipping format: __13kg box of organic oranges and 2kg of organic avocados__ * Navelina orange (December–January): slightly protruding navel, oval shape, very juicy, easy to peel, balanced flavour between tangy and sweet * Salustiana orange (January–March): round shape, medium size, orange fruits, thin skin, high juice content, perfect balance between tanginess and sweetness * Hass avocado (December–April): pear-shaped, medium size, rough, green skin that turns black when ripe, creamy texture, more intense flavour, higher fat content and the most popular type of avocado * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2017 oranges * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2022 avocados * Harvest on request, shipped without wax or preservative treatments in a cardboard box without plastics * The box includes some extra fruits, in case some of them arrive damaged * Our trees are not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * One kilo of oranges contains between 7 and 9 pieces (the box contains between 90 and 110 fruits depending on the size) * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last 2-3 weeks in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge) * One kilo of avocados contains between 6 and 8 pieces (the box contains between 12 and 16 fruits depending on the size) * Keep the avocados at room temperature until they are ripe, once they are fully ripe put them in the fridge to keep them longer * The avocado is a climacteric fruit that will continue to ripen once you receive it The first thing you should do when you receive the box is inspect the fruit. The oranges will be ready to eat. Some pieces of avocado might be ready, although you'll most likely have to wait a few days until they're ripe and ready-to-eat. The waiting time can range from three to twenty days, depending on the ripening conditions. If you have to wait, keep the avocados in a dry place. Their ripening will depend on the respiration rate of the fruit; storing them at a higher temperature speeds up respiration and ripening. Once they start to give slightly under your fingers, you can place them in the fridge and eat them during the following ten days.

When will you receive it?

Starting in November, you can receive the mixed box of oranges and avocados, which we'll be able to send until the end of March, which is when the season ends. The avocado harvest season begins once they've reached the necessary fat levels and the orange harvest begins once they have enough sugar. The dates may vary depending on the weather.

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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