organic blood oranges
Oroverde

organic blood oranges

The farmer does (yet) not ship to:  United States
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The project

Adopt an orange tree from the farm "Oroverde" in Lentini (Italy) and receive your harvest in the form of organic blood oranges at home. Chiara 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?

You adopt an orange tree from our farm in Lentini (Italy). Cultivation certified organic by the European Union since 2014. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your orange tree. Our company is family-run, handed down from grandparents to grandchildren who now run the company. We are in Sicily and most of our trees produce red-pulp oranges, characteristic of our area, from fully organic cultivation. Tarocco oranges are among the most typical and well-known varieties of the island, being native to Sicily. Their pulp has red streaks, due to the high presence of anthocyanins. The red colouring becomes more intense the greater the temperature range of the area in which they are grown. Also the light affects the colour; in fact the oranges of the outer part of the tree crown tend to have a brighter red than those of the inner parts. The Tarocco orange is the result of a spontaneous genetic modification detected by a Sicilian farmer in the Francofonte area at the end of the 19th century. Today, this variety grows in a well-defined area in the provinces of Catania, Ragusa and Syracuse. This area is very favourable due to the presence of Mount Etna and the proximity of the sea, as well as having very fertile soil. These characteristics allow us to have a unique product, which is recognised with the brand name "Blood orange PGI Sicily ('Arancia Rossa di Sicilia IGP'). Your adoption is 31 years old and its productive life is around 50 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 orange tree produces an average of 70kg of organic blood oranges 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 harvest season you can progressively receive the quantity of harvest that you reserve at the moment of adoption. You will be able to receive a minimum of 2 boxes, which can be increased up to 7 boxes according to your needs. Shipping format: __Box of 10 kg organic blood oranges __ * Tarocco oranges (beginning of December until April): orange pulp that may have some red stripes, high vitamin C content, it has no seeds, balanced bittersweet taste with low acidity, round shape with smooth skin, the fruit is larger in size compared to the Moro variety * Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2014 * Harvest on request, shipped without wax or preservative treatments in a cardboard box without plastics * We do not store the fruit in cold chambers, they go directly from the tree to your doorstep * 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 7 fruits (the box contains between 50 and 70 fruits depending on the size) * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last 3 weeks in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge) Within the box you will find various sizes of oranges. The smaller fruits are suitable for juices or for the preparation of jams while the larger ones are excellent to enjoy fresh. Being an organic product, the peel can be used to aromatize salty and sweet dishes, it is also possible to dry or use candied fruit.

When will you receive it?

The Tarocco variety matures from the end of November and we will send it from the end of November to April.

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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