organic kiwis
Quinta dos Reis

organic kiwis

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Adopt a kiwi plant from the farm "Quinta dos Reis" in Anadia (Portugal) and receive your organic kiwis at home. Mauro 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 organic kiwis and enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

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Wat adopteer je?

You adopt a kiwi plant from our farm in Anadia (Portugal). The cultivation here is certified as organic by the European Union since 2018. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your kiwi plant. These days, there are many varieties of the kiwi, each of them producing a different coloured fruit, whether red, green or yellow. In this case you have the possibility of adopting a kiwi tree (*Actinidia deliciosa*) of the Hayward variety, which produces an intense green kiwi with a great flavour every December. We grow our crop under European Union organic farming regulations, striving to close the circle and minimise the use of resources and waste generation. To do so, we use sheep, geese, ducks and a composting area. The kiwi is a climbing plant, so it needs the help of a structure to grow. It forms a beautiful tunnel full of vegetation where we can see flowers, fruits or bare branches, depending on the time of year. We cover the soil on the farm with legumes that provide nitrogen and prevent water evaporation, thereby reducing our water footprint. What's more, we have the help of a flock of endangered native sheep that help us trim these plant covers and fertilise our fields. We complement this fertilisation by making compost on the farm with manure from neighbouring organic farms. All plant material from pruning, trimming or cutting back the plants is left on the ground as a natural fertiliser. Your adoption is 12 years old and its productive life is around 25 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 adoption dies, we will replace it with no additional cost assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. Your kiwi plant produces an average of 22.5kg of organic kiwis 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 that amount. This way you will only pay for what you consume and will be able to sell any remaining harvest 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 be able to receive a minimum of 2 boxes, which can be increased up to 5 boxes according to your needs. Shipping format: __4,5kg box of organic kiwis__ * Hayward: intense green colour, fleshy pulp and a very characteristic flavour, sweet yet slightly sour * 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 content higher than 6,5 degrees Brix * One kilo contains between 12 and 14 fruits (the box contains 55 fruits approximately, depending on the size) * Keep them at room temperature until they are ripe, once they are fully ripe put them in the fridge to keep them longer * 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 are ready to eat; if you receive an already ripe piece, you can put it in the fridge or eat it straight away * We cannot harvest the kiwifruit gradually, so we store the fruit in cold storage and send it to you little by little

Wanneer ontvang je het?

We harvest our kiwis at the optimal point of ripeness, normally between the last week of October and the first week of December, when the fruit has exactly the right level of sugar. Afterwards, we store the kiwis in a chamber to send you the harvest from your tree between December and February.

Waarom zou je adopteren?
Weet wie je voedsel produceert, hoe en waar. Koop je voedsel op een bewuste, directe en consistente manier.
Door in te kopen zonder tussenpersonen kan de producent betere prijzen krijgen. Dit helpt om betere banen en sociale normen te creëren op het platteland.
Als je iets adopteert, zorg je ervoor dat de producent kan verkopen tegen een vaste prijs en produceren op aanvraag. Dit voorkomt voedselverspilling van producten die worden verbouwd maar niet verkocht.
Het ondersteunt producenten die streven naar milieuvriendelijke verpakkingen en teeltpraktijken.
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