Adopt a tangerin tree from the farm "Hort de Bitem" in Bitem (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic tangerines at home. Joaquín 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.
Adopt a tangerin tree that we cultivate under the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union since 2008. The Ortanique variety comes from Jamaica, with its name being a combination of OR (orange), TAN (tangerine) and IQUE (unique). This means that it's a hybrid between a tangerine and orange, giving it a unique and truly special flavour. It has a high content of orange-coloured juice. The tree is robust with thorny branches, while the fruits are medium to large in size with a flattened shape. We're a family of farmers in the Baix Ebre region (Tortosa), a little further inland from the Delta del Ebro. For several generations, we've been growing crops on the land irrigated by water from the River Ebro plain. The citrus fruits from our area have a good reputation because they're grown in a mild climate. In 2008, we made the decision to continue growing orange and tangerine trees but in a different way, just as our grandparents did, i.e. without synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilisers. As a result, we became certified in organic farming. I think we made the right decision because cultivating our fields in this way is favourable for us, the environment and, of course, the consumer. This makes us feel hugely satisfied. The productive life of a tangerin tree is around 40 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 tangerin tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. Each tangerin tree bears an average of 25kg per season.
During harvest season you can progressively receive the quantity of harvest that you reserve on the moment of adoption. You will be able to receive a minimum of 4 boxes, which can be increased up to 10 boxes according to your needs. Shipping format: __box with 5 kg of Ortanique tangerines__ * These medium-sized tangerines have a sweet taste, a flattened shape and a high juice content * You can peel them to eat fresh, but we recommend using a knife as their skin is very thick * We grow them in a very windy area, so some of them may be blemished due to rubbing against the branches. * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2008 * 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 trees are not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * One kilo contains between 6 and 10 fruits (the box contains between 30 and 50 fruits depending on the size) * If you keep them 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)
When will you receive it?
The harvesting season of this variety begins in mid-February and ends between mid-March and early April, depending on the year.