Adopt an orange tree from the farm "Colline Recoleta" in Montalbano Jonico (Italien) and receive your harvest in the form of oranges at home. The Farmer Francescantonio 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.
You adopt an orange tree cultivated under the European Union's Organic Farming regulations. We are in the process of converting and hope to get certified in 2022. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your orange tree. Adopt an orange tree of the Navel Newhall family from our farm in Montalbano Jonico (Matera, Italy), cultivated under the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union. The Navel Newhall oranges are the first of the season and their size is usually medium to big. They start ripening around the middle of November and last until the end of February. The navel oranges get their name from the navel-like protrusion at the lower end of the fruit. The Newhall variety is a crossing between Naveline and Washington Navel. The oranges are characterized by their blond pulp and the absence of seeds. The tree is vigorous, medium in size and has a rather dense form thanks to the branches, which grow downwards. The fruits are oval in shape, large in size (average weight around 150 and 200 grams), while the peel is orange in colour (but tends to redden slightly when it ripens). The leaves are green and quite wide. An orange tree of our farm produces an average of 50 kg per season. The productive life of an orange tree is around 40 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 orange tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. A orange tree from our farm produces an average of 50 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 from your tree to others.
During harvest season you can progressively receive the quantity of harvest that you reserve on 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: __Box of 10 kg of oranges__ * Navel Newhall (November until January): segments that hold together and no seeds, intense, deep colours of rind and flesh and slightly oval shape, sweet taste with slight sour notes especially at the beginning of the harvest * Farming in transition to organic farming since 2019 * Harvest on request, shipped without wax or preservative treatments in plastic free a cardboard box * One kilo contains between 4 and 6 fruits (the box contains between 40 and 60 fruits depending on the size) * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last 2-3 weeks in good condition
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The Farmer will collect your harvest on demand and just before shipment so you will receive it fresh, not treated with wax or other preservatives. The shipment season begins in November and usually lasts until the end of January.