Corjito La Suerte  

Cortijo la Suerte is surrounded by a natural environment of long-cultivated fields, orchards, olive groves, unspoiled valleys and mountain forests. The local wildlife includes cats, dogs, boars, goats, foxes and other species that pass by the house or visit us to find a snack. Our loyal donkey guests come annually to graze our terraces in spring time. Also in spring, the nightingales are singing day and night to establish their territory.

Our fruit gardens supply us with a variety of apples, pears,  plums, cherries, grapes, figs, walnut, almonds, hazelnut, olives, mulberries and cactus fruit. At the bottom of this page you will find a fruit calendar that shows which fruits are ripe at which time of the year. You’re welcome to pick and enjoy our organically grown fruit.

There is always a lot to do at Cortijo la Suerte. People who want to work in the garden are most welcome. Our caretaker can always provide you with some useful way to dirty your hands.

Fruit Calendar

In the orchard, and also in other places of the property you can pick many fruits during the right season.

Red Cherry June, July
White Cherry June, July
Mulberry July, August
Prune August, September
Apple August, September
Pear August, September
Blackberries August, September
Figs September
Walnut September, October
Almond September, October
Hazlenut October
Olives October, November, December

In September and October the chestnut and walnut trees in the mountain valleys are full of fruit. It is a national pastime to go to the deserted ruins and pick the nuts that are available so abundantly.

In February and March the almond trees burst into flower, as described in Chris Stewart’s book  The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society.