Organic kiwis from Valle de Baztán Bidasoa

5.00 kg/doos

Organic kiwis from Valle de Baztán Bidasoa

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 sour
Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2017
They are not treated with wax or preservatives
We harvest our kiwis at the optimal point of ripeness, always with a sugar content above 6,5 degrees Brix
One kilo contains between 12 and 14 fruits (the box contains 65 fruits approximately, depending on the size)
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
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Maite Urroz Oyarzabal
Hello everyone! My name's Maite Urroz, I'm passionate about the countryside and tourism, and - according to my husband Lander - I'm a very good kiwi pruner. When I finished my studies in tourism several years ago, I worked at a tourist office and then in admin, where I learnt about organisational and financial aspects of business, etc. But living where I do, and with someone who loves farming, I've always had a connection with the countryside, the rural world and agriculture. When we started out on our journey, fruit was sold 'as a result'. This is really unfair as you give your harvest (meaning: a whole year's work) to a distributor without knowing the price you're going to receive. When they manage to sell it, they work out how much they can (or want to) pay you and give you the money. This situation puts any agricultural business at risk, and obviously we were in that situation. So, to reverse the situation, in 2011 we decided that we had to sell our kiwis independently. And we knew that it was important to stand out from the competition by certifying our farms as organic. At that time, I took responsibility of the commercial management of the fruit and applied all the knowledge I'd gained in years of office work. And I could also work outdoors at times, which is something that I'm passionate about. We now have a stable and solvent business, but our desire for change has never ceded. We're convinced that selling directly to the final consumer will bring us plenty of joy, so we're determined to start little by little.
Valle de Baztán Bidasoa
More than thirty years ago, a company started growing kiwis in the Baztan-Bidasoa Valley, in the north of Navarra. In 2000, when my husband Lander graduated in Agricultural Engineering, he began his professional life with this crop. After several years there, the company was dissolved and several farms were abandoned. This made us think, as we knew the crop well and were passionate about its cultivation, that we could continue this adventure independently and much more sustainably, in keeping with our own principles. So, in 2006 we created a new five-hectare plantation, and in 2008, Lander, my cousin Joseba and I joined forces to form the company KiBBi SAT (kiwis from Baztan-Bidasoa) to cultivate and manage sixteen hectares of kiwis spread over several plots in the Baztan-Bidasoa Valley. Baztan-Bidasoa is a valley with an agricultural and livestock tradition whose inhabitants have changed their way of life in recent years by looking for jobs in the metal industry and other occupations. However, some locals still have a passion for agriculture and livestock, and run fruit or vegetable farms or manage cows and sheep that graze around the villages. The valley is renowned for its farmhouses and meadows, its oak and beech forests, its rivers and its hiking trails, which make it a privileged environment for nature lovers. Rainfall is very abundant here and keeps the entire landscape green, even on our farms where grass grows on the land between our trees. This abundance of water and our proximity to the Bidasoa River mean that have more water than we need. Despite watering our plants in the summer with micro-sprinklers when needed, we've never run out of the water that the confederation allocates to us. Work on the farm is very varied, with the weather giving us surprises every year. This makes our profession dynamic and exciting, but also very hard. This includes accepting that just one frost can make us lose almost all our harvest or heading out to prune the plants in the cold and humidity of winter. Despite all this, though, it's exciting to be a farmer and grow this fascinating plant. Trying to combat the grass by ploughing or using herbicides doesn't make sense in this valley where rainfall is so abundant, so we treat it as an ally. We mow it several times in the spring and summer, and we leave the clippings on the soil so that it gradually becomes organic mulch, which in turn prevents evapotranspiration. Any substandard fruit, which is minimal, is used for juices and jams, while the fruits removed during thinning and the pruning remains are incorporated into the soil as organic matter. The three of us actively work on the project, but we wouldn't cope without the rest of the team, who work with us all year: María Jesús, her son Asier, Vicente, Andoni and Jaime.
Technische informatie
Adres
Valle de Baztán Bidasoa, Navarra, ES
Hoogte
121 m
Team
2 women and 6 men
omvang
3,5 ha
landbouwtechnieken
Organic Farming
Irrigatie
Microspraying
Veelgestelde vragen
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