Adopt a walnut tree from the farm "Nouca" in Golmés (Spanje) and receive your walnuts in shell at home. Iván 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: once you have received your walnuts in shell and enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.
You adopt a walnut tree from our farm in Golmés (Spanje) that we cultivate following the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union. We are already in the process of converting and expect to be officially certified by 2022. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your walnut tree. *Juglans Regia*, or the Common Walnut, is a deciduous tree with oval-round leaves, which is always alternately arranged. Regia means royal or magnificent, so the name aptly describes a tree that reaches 25-30 metres in height and has a broad crown. The walnut tree is famous across the world for its excellent nuts, its wood and for its shade in the summer! It's native to Southeast Asia and the Greeks are said to have brought it over to the West in the third century BC, christening its fruit as the Persian walnut. Years later, the Romans spread its cultivation throughout the Mediterranean, with it ultimately reaching the Iberian Peninsula. Our fields are mostly planted with walnut trees of the Chandler variety, with an average age of seven years. Native to California, the Chandler is a moderately vigorous, semi-upright and highly productive tree that produces nuts of an excellent quality, which has made it one of the most cultivated varieties in the whole world. Nouca is gradually growing as a farm and each year we increase the cultivated area and number of trees. We base the organic management of the farm on the prevention of pests, deficiencies and diseases. Meanwhile, we take advantage of the manure from nearby organic farms, and we always avoid the use of synthetic chemical fertilisers and pesticides. We use water responsibly by applying technology to our crops. And we like to have a living soil full of beneficial microorganisms to which we add all our plant-based waste. Your adoption is 8 years old and its productive life 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 being able to produce for any reason, we will replace it with an other, and we guarantee your delivery from the produce of others for that season. Your walnut tree produces an average of 15kg of walnuts in shell each season.
Each season we will send you: __3kg box of walnuts in shell__ These Chandler walnuts are round with a brown and quite rough shell, finer than that of other varieties, which makes it easier to shell them. Inside it contains a spectacular white and sweet-flavoured kernel (covered by a thin brown skin). Our walnuts are characterised by their white kernel and their exceptional sweet Mediterranean flavour. We wash our walnuts only with water and dry them using biofuel, resulting in a nut that preserves all its nutritional properties. Drying is one of the most critical points in the process, as poor practices can lead to the loss of nutrients and flavour due to an overly high temperature or an excessive drying time. You can eat the walnuts on their own or with something else, in your meals and as a snack. Don't disregard the smaller pieces, as they're perfect for adding to a yoghurt, a salad or certain recipes, or even for making your own granola. As well as being delicious, they'll give you an extra boost of energy in your day-to-day life. It's best to store walnuts in a cool and dry place (maximum temperature of twenty degrees) so that they preserve all their organoleptic and nutritional properties, if you want them to last longer, make sure they are in a cool place or even in the fridge. The nutrition facts label can be downloaded in 'Additional Analyses'
Wanneer ontvang je het?
We pick our walnuts in the month of October and then meticulously select the best ones for drying. This process takes some time, so we'll send you the walnuts from the end of the year to june.