California Organic Tangerines might come in a variety of sizes:
California Organic Tangerines grow on a tree in a variety of sizes. Larger and smaller tangerines, with thicker skin and thinner skin, all grow on the same tree side by side. Since we strive to be a sustainable orchard and not waste perfectly good organic fruit, we pick what organic tangerines are ripe on the tree at the time your order is harvested and do not sort by size.
For this reason you might receive a variety of sizes of organic tangerines in your shipment.
Some tangerines will be large, some will be small. We ensure that the fruit is ripe, all the sizes are equally healthy, delicious and nutritious.
California Organic Tangerines delivered from Zava Ranch are unwaxed and 100% unsprayed:
We do not spray or apply any kind of synthetic or chemical pesticides, fungicides, or nutrients/fertilizers to our organic tangerines or anything we grow on our land. Our weed removal is all done mechanically or by hand, so we do not use any herbicides.
Organic fruit is shipped early in the week only:
Please note that we only ship via 2-day Fedex priority mail on Mondays through Wednesday morning to ensure that the freshly picked California organic tangerines get to our customers before the weekend and are not sitting on a truck or in a warehouse somewhere for two extra days. If you place your order later in the week, please allow a few extra days to receive your order of California organic tangerines to ensure freshness.
Why are Organic Tangerines shipped direct from California grower not as “pretty”?
The reality is that truly organic and sustainably grown fruit is often not “pretty.” Because we don’t spray, wash, wax, or chemically-treat California organic tangerines to achieve specific “marketable” appearance, our organic tangerines might appear imperfect and might have visible cosmetic defects. This does not mean that fruit is bad. On the contrary, it shows that we are offering naturally-grown California organic tangerines straight from the trees in our orchard – no washing, no sorting by size, no artificial ripening! Learn more about the meanings of various fruit labels (organic, conventional, grown without chemicals, etc).
Why should I buy California Organic Tangerines direct from grower?
Buying California organic tangerines direct from grower is good for the environment.
California organic tangerines are harvested and shipped directly to your door, minimizing the carbon footprint of hauling the fruit between various locations including your travel to go pick it up at the store.
Learn more about why organic farming is good for the environment.
Buying California organic tangerines direct from grower is good for your health.
When organic fruit is shipped directly to you by the grower, the time it takes to travel from the tree to your door is only a few days. California organic tangerines are shipped at the peak of freshness and ripeness, offering you the most nutrition, enjoyment, taste, and medicinal benefits.
Zava Ranch – Ethical and Sustainable Operation:
We operate under conservation and environmental health initiatives. We utilize drip irrigation and recyclable
packaging whenever possible, and heavily invest in sustainable technology, such as solar energy.