Adopt a persimmon tree from the farm "CABET" in Bétera (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of persimmons at home. The Farmer Inés 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.
You adopt a persimmon tree cultivated under the European Union's Organic Farming regulations. We are in the process of converting and hope to get certified in 2024. During the process of adoption you can choose a name that we will engrave on a plaque and hang on your tree. You adopt a persimmon tree from our farm located between the towns of El Puig, Bétera, and Marines. El Puig is a coastal town in Valencia that is characterised by its precocity thanks to its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, while Bétera and especially Marines are characterised by their natural delay in ripening thanks to their inland climate. The persimmon is a fruit tree. It has been cultivated since the 8th century in China and Japan, reaching the United States at the beginning of the 19th century and Spain around 1870. The variety of persimmon grown on our farm is the "bright red". This variety adapts perfectly to the Mediterranean climate as the fruit requires long, warm summers to ripen while the tree benefits from winters that are not too cold for it to flower. It does not tolerate frosts well and if these occur in spring they can destroy the buds of the new branches. Persimmons require good luminosity to develop and lose their leaves in autumn before their fruits ripen. They can be harvested over an extended period of time, from when the fruit is sufficiently coloured, usually in November, until it begins to soften naturally at the beginning of December. The productive life of a persimmon 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 persimmon tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. A persimmon tree from our farm produces an average of 40 kg 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 on the moment of adoption. Shipping format: __5 kg box of persimmons__ * Persimmon variety Bright Red (end of October - mid-November): they have an ovoid-shape and the colour of the skin and pulp is reddish-orange, the taste is sweet * Persimmons when harvested are rough to the palate, we reduce the astringency by leaving the persimmons with food alcohol vapour in a hermetically sealed space * We send them to you hard and firm so that you can eat them like an apple, as the days go by the persimmons will become softer and sweeter * Farming in transition to organic farming since 2020 * Picked the day before shipment at their optimal point of ripeness and shipped in a cardboard box without plastics * The box includes some extra fruits, in case some of them arrive damaged * One kilo contains between 3 and 5 fruits (the box contains 20 fruits approximately, depending on the size) * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last 10 days in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge) * 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 Freshly picked persimmons are rough on the palate and must go through a process to eliminate this roughness or astringency. This astringency is due to the fact that persimmons naturally have tannins which, among other functions, are a defence for the fruit against herbivores and will remain there until the seeds are ready to germinate, which occurs when the persimmon becomes soft. Therefore, if we want to have hard and firm persimmons, we will have to eliminate the tannins, and in our case, we will do it by means of food alcohol, since tannins are soluble in alcohol. To do this, in an airtight place we spray the ground with alcohol which, on evaporating and being in gaseous form, is able to penetrate the fruit and deactivate the tannins. When receiving the fruit, it may have some stains on the skin as a result of some blow during the journey. This is due to the fact that the skin of the persimmon is quite sensitive to shocks, and it is advisable to eat the fruit with marks first. Tip: If you notice that some persimmons keep some of their astringent taste, you can put the ones you are going to eat soon in a airtight container together with a ripe banana or an apple to enjoy their sweet taste.
When will you receive it?
The Farmer will collect your harvest on demand and just before shipment so you will receive it fresh, not treated with wax or other preservatives. We will send you your persimmons from the end of October to the end of November.
1 box contains 5kg of persimmons
Delivery country United Kingdom
All inclusive: taxes and shipping costs