cherry plum tomato
La Salada

cherry plum tomato

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Adopt tomato plants from the farm "La Salada" in Bugarra (Spanje) and receive your harvest in the form of cherry plum tomato at home. Pascual 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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Wat adopteer je?

Adopt tomato plants that we cultivate under the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union since 2021. Have you ever thought about adopting a tomato plant? Now is the time! On the "La Salada" farm you can adopt three tomato plants of the Lobello variety. These tomatoes are grown between rows of young avocado trees outdoors, without greenhouses. As the avocado trees have not yet grown tall, we take advantage of the space between the rows to grow tomato plants and thus take advantage of all of the farm's resources. We plant this variety several times during the season so we can supply you with tomatoes throughout the summer. The tomato is an annual herbaceous plant that originated in America. It belongs to the Solanaceae family, together with other vegetables such as potatoes, peppers and aubergines. It is believed to have been used in Mexican cuisine for over 2,500 years, and its name comes from the indigenous word xītomatl. Nowadays, it is cultivated all over the world and there are countless recipes for both fresh and cooked tomatoes. Although it is well-known and highly appreciated all over the world, the origin of the cherry tomato is unclear. The "plum" variety refers to its elongated shape and Lobello is the name of the sub-variety. Cherry tomatoes differ from other tomatoes as they are smaller in size. Our crops are grown with the environment in mind. In 2021, we started the process to obtain the organic farming certification on the “La Salada” farm for both tomatoes and avocados. We use biodegradable plastic on the soil, so we don’t have to use herbicides and can contain weeds. This plastic also helps to retain humidity and to reduce the amount of water required for irrigation. Both our tomato and avocado crops are fed with our own spring water which is rich in calcium and magnesium. Our spring is a gift from nature that ensures that all our water naturally contains consistent levels of these essential minerals. Each litre of water that feeds our tomato and avocado crops naturally contains approx. 350mg of calcium and 185mg of magnesium. These minerals are obtained thanks to the spring running through a calcium-magnesium rockbed layer. A tomato plants from our farm produces an average of 12 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.

Wat krijg je?

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 1 box, which can be increased up to 3 boxes according to your needs. Shipping format: __4kg box of plum cherry tomatoes__ * Lobello: elongated shape, small size, intense red colour, sweet taste and texture * Farming in transition to organic farming since 2021 * Harvest on request, shipped without wax or preservative treatments in a cardboard box without plastics * The box includes some extra fruits, in case some of them arrive damaged * One kilo contains between 60 and 70 fruits (the box contains between 240 and 280 fruits depending on the size) * If you keep them in the refrigerator they can last 2-3 weeks in good conditions, although they are so good they won't last that long! * 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 tomatoes are ideal as an appetiser at any time and thanks to their handy, small size, they are perfect as a snack for children. They are a great addition to any recipe that includes fresh tomatoes, giving dishes that special flavour and sweetness. The advantage of this variety is its extended shelf life, which makes it a great option for home delivery, freshly picked with all its aromas, flavours and taste... An absolute treat!

Wanneer ontvang je het?

We plant the tomatoes in spring, so they start to be ready in early summer. This means we can send them from the beginning of June until the start of October.

Waarom zou je adopteren?
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