Adopt an apple tree from the farm "Maison Tamisier" in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue (France) and receive your harvest in the form of Demeter organic green apples at home. Laurent 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.
You adopt an apple tree from our farm in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue (France). Cultivation certified organic by the European Union since 2009 and certified Demeter since 2020. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your apple tree. For the record, the Granny Smith apple was discovered in Australia in 1868 by an old lady called Maria Ann Smith, hence its name. This variety is best grown in a mild climate, since it needs warmth to reach maturity. It is an excellent pollinator, one of the best. However, the tree does not pollinate itself and must be planted near compatible varieties in order to achieve pollination. These varieties include Golden Delicious, Gala, Reine des Reinettes and Fuji, which are featured in our orchards, and Melrose, Idared, Jonathan and Cox's Orange for the others. Our Granny Smith orchards are ideally located in the south-east of France. This enables us to carry out the earliest harvest in Europe, at the beginning of August, for the first apples. Did you know? It is one of the most famous apples in France. Our crop managers constantly monitor the technical aspects and study the orchards' ecosystem so as to promote biodiversity. Various environmentally friendly production techniques are used. Irrigation control probes enable us to assess the availability of water in the soil, and we optimise our water supply accordingly. The weather forecasts tell us when to irrigate, and so we work with complete peace of mind! Your adoption is 23 years old and its productive life is around 30 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. Your adoption produces an average of 18kg of Demeter organic green apples 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
During the season, you will be able to receive the harvest that you are reserving now: a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 boxes. Once you paid for the adoption, you will be able to plan your shipments from your user account. Shipping format: __4.5kg box of organic Demeter green apples__ * Granny Smith: marked by its green colour, dotted with whitish lenticels and a fairly thick skin, it is firm; crunchy, with tangy, very refreshing flesh; over time, it turns pinkish yellow and is very fragrant; it's up to you to decide how you prefer it * It is as good to eat raw as it is, cooked, in pies or in a stewed fruit dish; it is an ideal apple for salads because its white flesh does not go brown if left in the fresh air * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2009 * Biodynamic farming certified by the Demeter label since 2020 * They are not treated with wax or preservatives (you can use the peel) * The fruits are harvested when having reached their full maturity, as they cannot be harvested gradually though, we store the fruit in cold storage and send it to you little by little * Our trees are not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * One kilo contains between 8 and 9 fruits * It is a climacteric fruit, harvested when it reaches physiological ripeness but continues to evolve after harvesting until it is ready for consumption * Storage instructions: due to the high temperatures that may have occurred during the development of the fruit, the apples can quickly become mealy; we advise you to place them in the refrigerator after receipt in order to preserve their crispness
When will you receive it?
Our Granny Smith apples are picked from September to November and ripen until February. Shipments are made from the first harvests in September until February.