Organic kiwis from Peña Colmenal

5.00 kg/doos

Organic kiwis from Peña Colmenal

5.00 kg/doos

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Specificaties
Inhoud van de doos: 1 doos bevat 5kg van organic kiwis
Variëteit: Hayward
Intense green colour, fleshy pulp and a very characteristic flavour, sweet yet slightly acidic
Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2018
Harvest on request, shipped without wax or preservative treatments in a cardboard box without plastics
We harvest our kiwis at the optimal point of ripeness, always with a sugar concentration higher than 7 degrees Brix
One kilo contains between 10 and 12 fruits
If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last 6 - 8 weeks in good condition; don't worry if the skin wrinkles, as your kiwi is still perfectly edible
It is a climacteric fruit that will continue to ripen once you receive it
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Noel Arias García
My name's Noel Arias García and I've spent most of my life in the countryside, specifically in the village where I was born, Belmonte de Miranda. I started my career selling façade systems during Spain’s construction boom at the start of the century. This helped me save the money needed to fulfil my dream of creating a family-owned farm and making it my way of life. In 2013, I finally decided to become a farmer in order to make a living from growing kiwi fruit, spend more time with my family and escape the construction crisis that was affecting Spain at the time. My wife Sandra helps me with my daily tasks, which she combines with managing the rental of some rural apartments that we own in the Somiedo Nature Park, close to our farm. We couldn't have done anything without the help of my uncle José María, who helped us with all the initial work, such as setting up the facilities, planting the trees and developing the irrigation system. He still works on specific things such as picking the fruit, clearing vegetation or improving facilities. A kiwi farm involves multiple tasks throughout the year, such as pruning, training, thinning out, irrigation control, harvesting, etc. Depending on the time of year, we have to carry out certain activities. We spend time on the plantation practically every day. We live next door and we like to check that everything is going well, or to simply wander around the farm remembering family time spent by the creek or my grandfather mowing the grass every summer. Being Farmers at CrowdFarming means that we can show the final consumer all the work we do and everything behind the kiwi fruit that they will ultimately enjoy. We'd love you to visit us and discover our plantation, your tree and our work, as well as our surroundings!
Peña Colmenal
Our farm is called Peña Colmenal, and it owes its name to the fact that more than eighty years ago my great-grandfather chose it to install his beehives. Today, we take advantage of this space for the beehives that favour the natural pollination of the kiwis that we grow. We're located in the heart of Asturias, in a village called Alvariza, which belongs to the municipality of Belmonte de Miranda. The village lies at the northern entrance to the Somiedo Nature Park, famous for its brown bears. They visit our plantation every season, but luckily kiwi fruits aren't part of their diet. In the surroundings there are fig and apple trees, which they do feed on. Peña Colmenal is a floodplain lapped by the waters of the Pigüeña River and criss-crossed by the Alvariza Creek, surrounded by wild vegetation including ash trees, hazelnut trees and green meadows. When I walk around the farm, I can't help remembering time spent with my family around the creek or my grandfather mowing the grass. Just two hundred metres from the plantation is El Machuco, a Roman forge that is one of the attractions of this region, which has an economy based around tourism, livestock farming and gold mining. We help with the development of our region by promoting tourism through the means of tours of the farm and its surroundings. Meanwhile, at harvest time we recruit two or three people, paying better salaries than those established in the collective agreement. For the rest of the year, my wife Sandra and I look after everything on the farm. Our irrigation system is one of our great secrets. It's designed to minimise energy consumption, providing the necessary water to the trees through gravity irrigation, without the need for water pumps. This is possible because we collect the water from the Alvariza irrigation ditch, located thirty metres above the farm. Although water is plentiful in Asturias, we try not to waste a single drop, so we localise the irrigation areas well with one micro-sprinkler per tree. A lack of water for kiwi plants is critical, as they need forty litres per day in times of little rainfall. As we opted for organic farming, we fend off weeds from our crops without using chemicals. We clear vegetation from our farm and incorporate the grass as compost, as well as the crushed pruning remains, while the non-formed fruits are removed or discarded, although this doesn't tend to be common. The main way that we control the quality of the kiwi is by removing any fruits that won't be able to fully develop, usually due to incomplete pollination or the appearance of a damaged flower. Finally, both during the harvest and the preparation of the boxes, we check that all the fruit dispatched is in a good condition and that the thinning work has been effective.
Technische informatie
Adres
Peña Colmenal, Belmonte de Miranda, ES
Hoogte
180m
Team
1 woman and 1 men
omvang
3ha
landbouwtechnieken
Organic Farming
Irrigatie
Gravity microaspersion
Veelgestelde vragen
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