organic Reed avocados
La Reala

organic Reed avocados

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Adopt an avocado tree from the farm "La Reala" in Motril (Spain) and receive your organic Reed avocados at home. Damián 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 in case the preparation has not started yet.

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What do you adopt?

You adopt an avocado tree from our farm in Motril (Spain). The cultivation here is certified as organic by the European Union as of 2014. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your avocado tree. In the La Reala project we grow avocados of the Reed variety. This variety originates from California and is one of the last to ripen. The tree is pine-shaped (triangular), otherwise it does not differ much from other avocado varieties. It is quite sensitive to wind and the fruit remains green when ripe. The avocado trees on the farm have different ages, with some being around forty years old and others as young as just five years old. Their height varies depending on their age, reaching about 4 metres. The avocado trees are planted on mountainside terraces overlooking the sea and are drip-irrigated with pure water from the snowmelt of the Sierra Nevada. We started with the organic certification of the farm in 2010 and it now holds the Bio Suisse organic certificate, awarded by the largest organic farming association in Switzerland. What's more, the cooperative where we pack the fruit currently holds the GLOBAL G.A.P. and Grasp quality certifications. Our farm has large areas of Mediterranean forest and mountains with abundant flora and wild fauna. There are many sections of pine forest and Mediterranean scrub where you can see foxes, mountain goats, chameleons or birds of prey. This farm is one of the largest associated with a farming cooperative, with which we market our agricultural products. The fruit you'll receive will come mainly from this farm, but we also rely on other members of the cooperative. We all grow under the same quality parameters controlled by the cooperative's technicians. Together we're stronger and provide better service. My father was a founding partner of the cooperative and our avocados have helped us receive the following awards: * Innovative Initiative Award, granted by the Andalusian Federation of Cooperatives * First Prize for Corporate Social Responsibility, awarded by the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs * Generosity Award, granted by the Granada Food Bank Foundation * Ecovalia Andrés Nuñez de Prado Award for the Promotion and Research of Organic Production Your adoption is 31 years old and its maximum lifespan is 60 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 avocado tree produces an average of 20kg of organic Reed avocados 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.

What will you receive?

During the season, you will be able to receive the harvest that you are reserving now: a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 0 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 Reed avocados__ * Reed: round shape, medium-large size, rough, thick and hard skin, dark green colour when ripe, very pleasant taste and smooth texture, good for spreads and guacamole * Organic farming certified by the Bio Suisse standard and the EU organic label since 2014 * Picked the day before shipment at their optimal point of ripeness and shipped in a cardboard box without plastics * Our avocado trees are not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * One kilo contains between 2 and 4 fruits * 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 The Reed avocado has a hard skin that doesn't turn dark when ripe. You'll know that it's ripe when it gives slightly to the touch. A sign that this avocado is ready to eat is that the stone is loose. So, give the fruit a shake like a maracas and you'll hear the stone rattle. To eat, slice in half and scoop out the pulp with the help of a spoon. If you want to keep an already sliced half in the best conditions, add olive oil or lemon juice to reduce browning, store in the fridge and use as soon as possible.

When will you receive it?

The Reed avocado is a late variety and we can start harvesting in April, extending its season until May. At this time the avocado has already gained enough fat to have a creamy and unctuous pulp full of flavour.

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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