Organic honey from Son Real

18 

Net Weight 450g

In stock

Organoleptic properties

Visual appearance

Amber colour with reddish tones, maximum 83 mm Pfund.

Aroma

Very gentle floral aroma.

Flavour

Sweet with acidic notes.

Texture

Rapid crystallisation in very small crystals.

Pollen spectrum

20.4% clover (Lotus spp.) as the main melliferous plant, 11.1% Mediterranean buckthorn (Rhamnus alaternus), 6.1% germanders (Teucrium spp.), 3.7% Mediterranean thistles (Galactites tomentosa) and 2.3% rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) as principal additional melliferous plants.

Harvest period

June–July.

Limited production

Two hundred fifty-four units of 450 g in the spring 2020 harvest.

Geographical origin

The Son Real estate is located in the municipality of Santa Margalida on the north-east coast of Mallorca. It has an area of 380 hectares. The estate includes archaeological remains by the sea, which are unique in the western Mediterranean, and a dune system fixed by vegetation adapted to the salinity of the sea. It also particularly stands out for its coastline with totally untouched beaches where you can see all of the blue tones of the Mediterranean Sea.

Flora of Son Real

Son Real’s plant life is unique because of the presence of sandy soils that shape the estate’s diversity of plants. In these coastal environments, plants that are of interest to bees are clover (Lotus/ Trifolium spp.), alfalfa (Medicago spp.), germanders (Teucrium spp.), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Mediterranean thistles (Asteraceae), asphodels (Asphodelus spp.), grey-leaved cistus (Cistus albidus), Montpellier cistus (Cistus monspeliensis), Mediterranean buckthorn (Rhamnus alaternus), spurges (Euphorbia spp.) and many-flowered heath (Erica multiflora). In the inland part of the estate, where the soil has a different composition, there is almond trees (Prunus dulcis) and carob trees (Ceratonia siliqua).