Cherry-Apple: the mother species of all apples
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the mother of all apples
The eastern Himalaya mountains extending to West China are most likely
the place of origin of our apples. Here, in landscapes of breathtaking
beauty, old apple trees are still kept in home gardens. When we first
saw those apples, we were convinced they were cherries - until an old
farmer lady offered us a hand full to eat: the fruits revealed the origin
of the apple's taste to us.
Since then we are searching for all trees that have survived "development"
for the 'Golden Delicious', and we can assure you: delicious is what
we were offered in the Tibetan mountains.
At TianZi we have embarked in working with the farming communities of
remote mountain areas to protect and utilize their ancient apple crop.
Fair trade prices allows the farmers to make income from their old trees
and successfully compete with the modern (and often tasteless) apples.
The Cherry Apple is also used in local medicine to solve kidney problems
and remove kidney stones. The small apples make an excellent dried fruit,
which will soon be available for international markets. Please write
to us for wholesale prices.
From the distance, cherry apples truly look like cherries.
On closer look, they are cherry-sized apples in stunning red.
Even on closest look, the apples are resembling cherries in colour and
At TianZi, we are sun-drying these very special and tasty little apples
and offering them to international trade. Thus, we wish to contribute
to saving the species and giving better income to local ethnic communities
in the Himalayan mountains of China.
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growing of crops through our farmers in remote areas. You will benefit
from products free of pesticides and you contribute to an improved
livelihood for the ethnic minorities of Yunnan.
of our crops are collected in the buffer zones of National Parks and Nature
Reserves of China. We are co-operating with the park administrations to
support sustainable harvesting of secondary forest products.
freshly harvested very hot small chilli sold at our local market
contract growing with us here:
ecologically friendly production:
Imagine, the traceability of your products leads your customers
to the tropical jungles of the Mekong river and to the Himalayan mountains
where Tibet meets Yunnan. Immerged in diverse culture and rich biodiversity,
your customers can visit the places and people where your products start
from pristine soils, clean air, and where they support the livelihood
of local ethnic communities.
Would this add to the sustainability and credibility of your business?
Would your trademark benefit from international
research publications lauding your company's involvement in saving the
If you are in the food, cosmetics, flower, herbal, and medical business,
certifying your products as contributing to biodiversity protection will
be an advantage with a competitive edge.
The TianZi Biodiversity Centre is working with German Universities to
design land use systems, which are bound to change paradigms: we promote
rare agro-biodiversity species, manage complexity, and find alternatives
to destructive forms of mono culture.
If all this is in line with your company's business concept - please contact
The TianZi Team.