Our orchards lie at an altitude of 300 to 400 metres. The clayey soil is very fertile and thanks to the dry and warm climate, conditions for organic fruit cultivation are ideal. We even have two harvest seasons for the lemons: summer fruit from October to March and winter fruit from May till September. We can control this through pruning.
Already in 1998 when I was in college, I choose to specialize in organic agriculture. Since then I have always grown organic avocado's and since 2008 I have focussed on lemon cultivation. We have converted this orchard to organic starting in 2011 and this year we will be fully organically certified. We are among the first growers in Chili to export organic lemons!
Unfortunately there is not much organic cultivation in this region, the 6th district. The use of chemicals is a serious problem, too many children are born with malformations. With organic agriculture we offer an alternative. Many local people are eager to work for us, because we are the only ones who are not using chemicals.