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 yellow and rustic 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: once you received your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.
You adopt an apple tree from our farm in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue (France) that we cultivate following the Organic Farming and Demeter regulations of the European Union since 2020. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your apple tree. The Golden Delicious apple is said to have originated from a chance cross in the orchard of an American farmer in Madison County, Iowa, in 1890. A few years later, he reportedly took part in an annual competition for "the finest apple", organised by the Stark Brothers nurseries. During the tasting, Clarence Stark is supposed to have shouted "Delicious!" Hence the name. Subsequently, he visited the farmer and had him sign an exclusivity contract: in return for the wonderful conditions offered to the owner of the tree, the Stark nurseries reserved the distribution operation in its entirety. It was a master stroke! The Golden apple is very popular all over the world. It is the most cultivated apple in France. Cultivation is easy, and its taste, regarded as neutral, appeals to a majority of consumers. Our yellow and rustic apple orchards represent 25% of the total apple orchard area of all the varieties taken together. Our Golden 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. 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. Composite hedges protect the soil against erosion, have a windbreak effect, regulate the temperature, and maintain water quality. From an ecological point of view, composite hedges form important biodiversity reservoirs and constitute habitats as well as breeding and feeding sites for several groups of species (insects, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, etc.) that are vital in the fight against pests in our orchards. By adopting an apple tree of the Golden variety, you will have the chance to receive both the variety of the apple tree adopted and other varieties too (depending on the dates when you receive your boxes), such as Golden, the best known; Chantecler the rustic apple; and Opal, the late variety. The productive life of an apple tree 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 apple tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. An apple tree from our farm produces an average of 20kg 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.
During harvest season you can progressively receive the quantity of harvest that you reserve at the moment of adoption. You will receive a minimum of 2 boxes, which can be increased up to 4 boxes according to your needs. Shipping format: __5kg box of Demeter organic apples__ * Golden (August until October): a balanced apple, golden-yellow in colour, sweet and aromatic; it is an apple with firm, juicy flesh * Chantecler (October until November): a rustic variety, a versatile fruit for consumption; its fine, tender flesh delivers a flavour that is both sweet and tangy * Opal (November until January): an apple of character with a medium thin skin, its tender flesh offers a sweet and subtle fragrance; it is very aromatic and slightly tangy. * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2009 * Biodynamic farming certified by the Demeter label since 2020 * 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 5 and 9 fruits (the box contains between 25 and 45 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 * 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 Our apples are organic, so do not worry about eating the skin! Storage method: all these varieties keep for 2-3 weeks in a cool place (if you want to keep them longer, you can store them in the refrigerator).
When will you receive it?
You will receive our different varieties depending on the harvest period for each one, thus the Golden from September to October. Then there will be the Chantecler from October to November, and finally the Opal variety from November to January.