organic Redlove apples
Maison Tamisier

organic Redlove apples

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The project

Adopt an apple tree from the farm "Maison Tamisier" in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue (France) and receive your harvest in the form of organic Redlove 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.

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Environmentalist
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Experienced Farmer
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Farmer 360
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Plastic-free
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Organic
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Renewable energy
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Family Farm
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Visitors welcome
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What do you adopt?

You adopt an apple tree from our farm in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue (France). Cultivation certified organic by the European Union since 2009. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your apple tree. The organic Redlove apple is a red apple with red pulp. The variety is the result of 20 years of research by a Swiss grower. More precisely, it is a cross between two natural varieties, a very sour red-pulp apple from Asia that is practically inedible and a sweeter apple from Europe. Our organic Redlove apple orchards are located on the Ile de la Barthelasse. This small piece of land, situated between the two branches of the Rhône, is the "green lung" of Avignon (the city located on the other side of the Rhône). It is a river island of almost 10km², with a population of about 1,000 at most, as its vulnerability to flooding prevents it from being urbanised. It remains, therefore, largely agricultural. It is an environment with a rich and fertile ecosystem that is ideal for the development of crops, particularly apples, which is why we chose to set up here! Our crop managers constantly monitor the technical aspects and study the orchards' ecosystem so as to encourage biodiversity. Various environmentally-friendly production techniques are used. In particular, the installation of a localised drip-irrigation system. This device allows the water to be located as close as possible to the roots of the trees and avoids excessive evaporation, thus avoiding losses. Our 18 hectares of orchards have all been certified Global Gap by the end of 2021. Your adoption is 5 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 9kg of organic Redlove 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.

What will you receive?

During the season, you will be able to receive the harvest that you are reserving now: a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 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 Redlove apples__ * Redlove apple: the red skin and red flesh make it so original and its taste is tangy and sweet * High anthocyanin concentration (10 to 25 times higher than other apples - as shown in a report comparing 3 different varieties (Golden Delicious, Altess and organic Redlove) * They are perfect for just eating, also for preparing juices and compotes, adding colour to your dishes * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2009 * 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 (the box contains between 39 and 48 fruits depending on the size) * It is a climacteric fruit, harvested when it reaches physiological ripeness but continues to evolve after harvesting until it is ready for consumption * How to store: due to the high temperatures during the development of the fruit, the apples can quickly become mealy; we recommend that you place them in the refrigerator upon receipt in order to preserve their crunchiness

When will you receive it?

Harvesting takes place from the end of September to November. This year you will receive them in October.

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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