Jose’s mandarins are unique for several reasons, but perhaps the most significant is that his small family production of regenerative agriculture was not intended for anything other than his own consumption. So far these organic mandarins were only enjoyed by Jose and his family, but after increasing the number of fruit trees on the farm he has decided to share his orange treasure.
Jose is clear that the most important thing is to achieve a quality campaign, that is why throughout the year he does not take his eyes off the mandarins. Once the harvest is over, which can last until February, comes the pruning and the tasks of fertilizing and maintaining the land. During the summer months, the hottest months in the Lecrín Valley, he is very careful to make sure there is no lack of water and there is not a day that he does not have to go out late at night to channel the irrigation. And finally, in November, the fruit of the work of the whole year is harvested.
Jose is also thinking about his son Martin and his future, so all his farming is based on regenerative agriculture. In its commitment to this agrarian model, it carries out the following practices: maintenance of a vegetation cover to favor water infiltration into the soil, which it reinforces with the incorporation of pruning remains as organic matter; integration of native grazing, which increases biodiversity and also enriches the soil; installation of beehives and conservation of an area of natural vegetation that serves as protection for the bees.Leer menos