grapefruits
Jardín del Gordo

grapefruits

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Adopt a grapefruit tree from the farm "Jardín del Gordo" in Villar del Arzobispo (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of grapefruits at home. The Farmer Sergio 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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What do you adopt?

Adopt a grapefruit tree from our farm in Villar del Arzobispo (Spain). During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your grapefruit tree. The grapefruit is a very leafy tree that develops large fruits in clusters of 3 or 4 pieces. Our grapefruits are grafted onto 20-year-old mandarins. We did the grafting in 2018 and they already have a stable production. At the beginning you have grapefruit branches and mandarin branches that you eliminate until you only leave the grapefruit. Grafting varieties is an art and we are fortunate to have found an artist for our grapefruits. We chose the star ruby ​​variety because it is one of the best known and best suited to our area. We decided to start with grapefruit out of curiosity since a neighbor has planted them on his field and they work well for him. Like all citrus fruits, grapefruits are sensitive to cold but at the same time they need it to create high quality fruits. The differences between the cold of the night and the heat of the day are what cause the color changes in the skin to occur and the flavors to concentrate. Grapefruit is a very interesting citrus fruit since it provides you with vitamin C but with less sugar. The productive life of a grapefruit tree is around 30-35 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 grapefruit tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. A grapefruit tree from our farm produces an average of 60 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 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 2 boxes, which can be increased up to 4 boxes according to your needs. Shipping format: __10 kg box of grapefruit__ * Star Ruby grapefruit (from January to mid-April): it has a slightly flattened globe shape, the rind is slightly rough and the pulp is reddish-pink, it has a characteristic bitter taste due to naringenin but it has slightly sweeter flavors and usually doesn't have seeds, you can consume them fresh or in juice due to their high juice content * Farming without pesticides and herbicides, respecting both the fauna and flora of the farm * They are not treated with wax or preservatives (you can use the peel) * 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 * One kilo contains between 3 and 6 fruits (the box contains between 30 and 60 fruits depending on the size) * In one tree you have everything from small to large fruits, so your grapefruits will be heterogeneous * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last 10 days in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge)

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. Grapefruits begin to ripen from mid to late December in our area. We will harvest the grapefruits from the beginning of January to mid-April. This is the perfect time because as the heat begins, they do not hold the same way in the tree and we could not send them as we would like.

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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