We had family visiting last week, so we put them in La Joya for a couple of days to experience what its like to live on a tranquil top quality citrus finca. One of the highlights was the citrus tour of the variety of rare trees which are no longer widespread due to market/supermarket demands.
Picking the fruit directly off the tree and sampling what real organic fruit tastes like is beyond words. Commercial fruit is subject to early picking, cold storage and transport which takes away the flavour of the fruit, the traditional supermarkets charge you extra for this. Here, there are lemons the size of oranges and varieties of lemons that can only be found in limited quantities here in the south of Spain and south of Italy. The Citrus Tour is available for booking for small groups. Fresh organic lemonade was served after, a secret recipe. We relished the bags of fruit that were given to us on the tour.
The overall impression was:
“It’s like tasting the sun”
Muchas Gracias Llanos y Asis!!!