Author Archives: lena

Blooming of the orange blossom | Spring 2020

[embed]https://youtu.be/KiNQlROVhOk[/embed] Last summer, when we saw there was almost no honey in the cells of the beehives frames, we started fearing the worst. The amount of orange blossom honey harvest is a good indicator of the ... Continue reading

Agriculture as essential activity

"What drives us to leave the house and harvest the fruit is knowing that our customers are awaiting them now more than ever." March 2020 will not be easy to erase from our memory. It was the month when Europe was locked in its ... Continue reading

Coronavirus pessimism vaccine

Behind our mask, there is a smile. The family of Naranjas del Carmen has proposed to promote during this time, three values in our personalities. Solidarity, that makes us care as much about those around us as about or presis ... Continue reading

Pictures Campillo de Júlia

The brothers Gabriel (left) and Gonzalo Úrculo (right). Centenary olive trees that we are going to recover by doing a correct pruning and tilling the land. From left to right: Gonzalo, Ramón (in charge of the farm), ... Continue reading

Campillo de Júlia

At the beginning of the last decade (the year 2010) my brother and I made a decision that marked the course of our lives both on a professional and personal level: to recover our grandparents' "Masia el Carmen" garden in Bétera, ... Continue reading

The worst citrus season in our history

The title of this post sounds pessimistic but it is not. It is realistic. We are experiencing what is, without a doubt, the worst clementine and orange season in our history in terms of yield. It seems, however, that we are not the ... Continue reading

The life of an orange tree

Birth We can mark the beginning of an orange tree's life when we graft the variety we want to obtain on a rootstock. In Naranjas del Carmen since 2014 we have used rootstock patterns such as Carrizo or Forner Alcaide for new ... Continue reading

A letter of the Úrculo brothers

Citrus season 2019/2020 Naranjas del Carmen has 3 lines of action: the farming activity, which is our fundamental one, the logistics and this webpage. In this letter, we would like to inform you about the improvements we are ... Continue reading

Gazpacho with tomatoes from El Carmen

[embed]https://youtu.be/yzRtNlkNc2Q[/embed] Ingredients 100 ml of extra virgin olive oil 30 ml of sherry vinegar 1 kg of ripe red tomatoes 1 clove of garlic 1 small onion 150 g of white wheat bread (one or two ... Continue reading

Wake up, farmer!

Despite the current panorama I think that good times are coming for the farmers. And that’s not because I believe there is going to be an abundance of harvest. I also don’t think that prices for the products on the field will rise. I ... Continue reading