Adopt a pear tree from the farm "Finca Macabeo" in Jumilla (Spagna) and receive your Demeter organic pears PDO Pera de Jumilla at home. Antonio will take care of your adoption and take its picture. You will also 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 a pear tree from our farm in Jumilla (Spagna). The cultivation is certified as organic by the European Union as of 2008, and as Demeter as of 2014. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your pear tree. The pear tree is native to Western Asia and belongs to the Rosaceae family. However, our pears are of the Ercolina variety, an early-harvest species of Italian origin thought to date back to the sixteenth century, which has also found its perfect place on our farm, Macabeo. In fact, Jumilla is home to the largest production area of this type of pear and even has the Protected Designation of Origin known as 'Pera de Jumilla'. The Ercolina pear comes from the European pear *(Pyrus communis*) and, like most pear trees, it grows upright and has average vigour. It ripens earlier than other pears. The Mediterranean climate here provides the fruit with many hours of sunshine, which is ideal for the optimal development of this type of pear tree as it's one of the key factors in being able to guarantee its exquisite flavour and quality. Together with our way of pampering the fruits using organic farming and Demeter techniques, this is the perfect combination for our pear trees to give us pears with sweet aromas and a wonderful taste every year. To encourage the maximum amount of sunlight for all the fruits, and to develop the characteristic reddish hue on the skin, we both prune and thin the trees by hand. Of course, we also hand-pick the fruit. Your adoption is 9 years old and its maximum lifespan is 30 years. For as long as you want to keep your adoption, and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew year after year. If your adoption stops producing for any reason, we will replace it with another, and guarantee you the delivery from the production of other units. Your pear tree produces an average of 48kg of Demeter organic pears PDO Pera de Jumilla each season. You do not have to commit to ordering the entire harvest though. Each season you can decide how much you want to reserve, and you pay the maintenance cost according to that amount. This way you only pay for what you plan to consume, and we can offer any surplus harvest to others.
You can reserve between 2 and 12 boxes for the season, and then plan the deliveries for any of the delivery dates available in the shipment calendar. Shipping format: __4kg box of Demeter organic pears PDO Pera de Jumilla__ * Ercolina: conical and pear-shaped; greenish yellow skin, with a characteristic red hue on the side where it has received direct sunlight; white flesh; crisp, juicy and sweet * Organic farming certified by the European organic farming label since 2008, and biodynamic certified by Demeter since 2014 * 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 * One kilo contains between 8 and 9 fruits * You can savour these pears whole, add to salads, with a cheese board, in cakes or even baked with chocolate. In some countries, it's common to use them in traditional dishes such as pear tatin, pear chutney or wine-poached pears * To keep our fruit fresh for as long as possible, it's best to keep them in the fridge at 3-4ºC
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The harvesting season of our Ercolina pear begins when the fruit reaches its optimum ripeness and flavour, with the first pears being picked in mid-July and, depending on the year, the last ones being picked in mid-September. Contrary to other fruits, pears cannot be harvested gradually and need to be picked all at once when having reached their full maturity. In order to avoid food waste and to ensure the farmer’s economic stability, the fruits are kept in cold storage, but never longer than the current season (maximum of 12 weeks storage).