Talará is a small town in the Lecrín Valley that probably has more orange trees than inhabitants. Jose is one of the residents of Talaró who maintains the family’s regenerative citrus crop on a farm his father bought 25 years ago. He took over 8 years ago.
Each season sees its sweet varieties of oranges grow and ripen. First the clementines, which are harvested during the first week of November until the last week of January. Then the guachintonas (name that actually comes from the “Washington Navel”) that are harvested from December to May; and finally, from May, the late orange, ideal for making juice.
The farm is surrounded by olive trees, which protect the orange trees from the cold winter and frost. Although well sheltered, just before the beginning of summer it is impossible not to discover this corner in Talará, when during the flowering, you can feel the orange blossom all over the Lecrín Valley.
Crop combining is one of the agricultural practices of regenerative agriculture. Together with the maintenance of a vegetation cover that favors water infiltration into the soil; the incorporation of pruning waste as organic matter; the integration of native grazing, which increases biodiversity and also enriches the soil; and the installation of beehives and the preservation of an area of natural vegetation to protect the bees.
Jose puts all his good work and love into the cultivation of these orange trees. And trust that people, through Farmers Farm, will appreciate it and may even taste it!Leer menos