Dragon fruits from Huertas Salobreña

2,00 kg/låda

Dragon fruits from Huertas Salobreña

2,00 kg/låda

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Specifikationer
Lådans innehåll: 1 låda innehåller 2kg dragon fruits in organic conversion
Sort: red dragon fruit
Oval shape; medium size (about 350g per piece); fleshy skin with waxy-looking triangular bracts; red or yellow on the outside, and white or red on the inside; with small black seeds and a soft, sweet pulp
Farming in conversion to Organic Farming since 2021
To protect the plants and ensure their growth, this product was grown with the help of additional artificial structures (protective netting)
Picked the day before shipment at their optimal point of ripeness and shipped in a cardboard box without plastics
The box includes some extra fruits, in case some of them arrive damaged
Our farm is not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size
One kilo contains between 2 and 4 fruits (the box contains between 6 and 8 fruits depending on the size)
If you keep them in the fridge, they can last up to 15 days in good condition
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Ytterligare analyser
Emilio Tejerina
My name's Emilio Tejerina and I'm a young farmer who is the visible face of the family project. The whole family comes from the Costa Tropical in Granada and has owned land in Salobreña as long as I can remember. We've always been involved in the cultivation and sale of the wonderful fruit and vegetables found in this area. One day, us millennials in the family decided to focus our efforts on growing exotic fruits, the truly unique products from around here. And together with my cousin Alberto Gómez, we convinced our parents to take the leap towards online sales. This project was created by the youngest members of two families who are committed to the cultivation, promotion and marketing of these tropical fruits. On the one hand, the Tejerina family, with more than forty years of experience in growing tropical fruits, represent values linked to tradition, sustainability and respect for the countryside. Meanwhile, the Gómez family, with a modern vision and a bigger network of contacts, are the project managers. Bear in mind that our parents are from another generation, a non-digital and traditional generation hesistant towards change. Digitising the family business was a huge challenge that we set for ourselves and that we've managed to implement after plenty of hard work. I've always liked to travel, so after visiting countries in Latin America or Asia and seeing the exotic fruits grown there, I felt motivated to grow them in my village. I work on the farm, taking care of each crop and always innovating in the way of integrating new systems to guarantee greater resource efficiency and sustainability. Alberto deals with the management side, the least attractive part of the business but absolutely vital. He coordinates orders and is always looking for new ways to deliver our fruits to all the customers who want to try them. That's why we joined CrowdFarming, as it's a unique showcase to highlight what we do for European CrowdFarmers. Our motivation stems from a childhood surrounded by nature and families that have always lived on the Costa Tropical in Granada. Not a single day went by without someone in our family collecting sugarcane, custard apples or avocados out on the farms. And we were always with them from an early age. Over time, with a younger, more innovative and digital approach, we wanted to take our families' work one step further and link it to the digital age.
Huertas Salobreña
Huertas de Salobreña is part of a family project dedicated to the cultivation of exotic fruits. There are small-scale farms in this area, and our plots are also small, so the project involves several farms that have belonged to the family for decades. We grow avocados, custard apples, mangos, loquats and pitahayas in Salobreña, Motril and Almuñecar, all of which are located on the Costa Tropical in Granada, a stone's throw from the Mediterranean Sea and with the Sierra Nevada mountains as a backdrop. We decided to call the project Huertas de Salobreña as most of the farms are located in my family's hometown of Salobreña. Our pitahaya plantation covers a total of almost two hectares spread across several farms, all cultivated under the same quality standards. There are lots of small-scale farmers in our area and we all get on very well. The area used to be entirely dedicated to sugarcane cultivation. However, the yields of sugarcane were low, so the landscape has been transformed with the emergence of custard apple, avocado, mango and pitahaya trees. There's plenty of water in the area, as it comes down from the melted snow in the Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range on the Spanish mainland. The water reaches the plant through a modern, efficient and sustainable drip irrigation system. The irrigation needs of each tree are determined by its own structure. This is why we adjust the amount of water to the needs of the plant depending on the weather, seasonality and production phase (less water is required in the flowering stage, while more is needed in the fattening and production stages). The farms are designed and equipped to make the most of all natural resources. This sometimes involves the use of auxiliary materials and structures such as heating blankets that protect the water in the soil, large ridges to maintain moisture, protective mesh semi-tunnels for perfect sunlight, and an optimal distribution of drip irrigation channels. The farms are in transition to organic farming. Our priority is to respect and care for the needs of our most valuable assets: Mother Nature and our workers. That's why we respect the patterns of the soil, air and water with a long-term and sustainable productive vision. At the same time, we guarantee the rights, health and needs of farmers. As for weed management, they are cleared mechanically on a regular basis without using herbicides or phytosanitary products. What's more, we always look for clean alternatives to control pests and natural enemies. For example, our family has always sprinkled grains of rice on the soil so that insects like ants focus their attention on the rice rather than on the plant. We have diversified crops on the farms, so we guarantee a greater agrobiodiversity and a lower natural and economic risk. It's interesting to see how by combining crops you can mitigate negative effects as they protect each other (for example, the avocado protects mangos and loquats from the wind, as it's a larger and leafier tree). This continuous circle also helps maintain the community of bees that pollinate our plants, as there are flowers on the crops for a longer period of time. We don't have renewable energies on the farms, as they're small and don't need electricity supply. We're also very lucky not to depend on electricity for irrigation, as there's a good availability and structure of irrigation channels across the area. Three of us work permanently on the farm, with this number rising up to six in the harvest and pruning periods. Most of the team has been working with us for more than seven years, and they're local and reliable people with a lot of experience. This is very important for us, as they know a lot about the rural world and tropical fruits thanks to plenty of practice and experience on the Costa Tropical. Salaries are always paid according to the current agreement for agricultural workers. What's more, we like to offer perks and attractive conditions, such as a fully flexible working day (the workers set their own working hours according to their needs and the requirements of the crop), overtime payments, and bonuses on certain dates, etc. We do our best not to throw away perfectly edible fruit. Only products with defects or organoleptic alterations that affect quality will be disposed of. Substandard fruit is generally sold as category 2. What's more, we work with food platforms such as CrowdFarming that accept products with 'aesthetic flaws', which makes much more sense for us. By-products from the farm are taken to the recycling plant in containers (during pruning) or deposited in our organic material containers.
Teknisk information
Adress
Huertas Salobreña, Salobreña, ES
Altitud
25-50 m
Team
4 women and 2 men
Storlek
1.6 ha
Odlingsteknik
Agriculture in conversion to organic
Bevattning
Drip irrigation
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