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Alber Burkhard

BIO Organic Producer – Alberhof

„Nature always behaves right.“

My story

There are some truly distinctive features in Val Venosta including the meadows at Oris with their rare plants and the Croda Jenne rock face with its galleries where pure white marble is quarried. Burkhard Alber's farm is here in this special, natural world. His family purchased it 200 years ago. In 1998, Burkhard converted from livestock over to organic apples. For many small farmers at the time this was an uncertain challenge, but for Burkhard it was a practical philosophy which still governs the steady ripening of his apples today. The rhythm here allows nature to work its own magic and prevents humans from intervening and taking over. Burkhard's top quality organic Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Pinova and Idared apples are totally at ease in these traditional orchards, which also include heritage pear varieties. This natural garden is Burkhard Alber's personal retreat and he leaves it to its own beautiful devices. Because what nature does, he says, will be good for sure.
 

Where I live

My harvest
 
Gala
The elegant precocity
The tasty gala appears every summer in its reddish yellow shell and the new apple season begins.
Availability
September - March
Appearance: 
smooth shell, spherical shape, slightly conical, pale yellow base colour with bright red and striped cover
Features: 
crispy and juicy with firm pulp
Taste: 
refreshing, sweet with little acidity
Red Delicious
Red seduction
The image of the Red Delicious is difficult to resist. Seeing red can be really nice. And the red flavour is even more beautiful!
Availability
October - May
 
Appearance: 
dark red colour, conical shape, oblong
Features: 
juicy with very white pulp
Taste: 
sweet, very aromatic with relatively slight acidity
Jonagold
The versatile gold piece
To be consumed fresh, baked, cooked, stewed and toasted, the apple of New York really is worth gold.
Availability
October - August
Appearance: 
greenish yellow with crimson basic colour, striped and covered in faded red
Features: 
juicy with loose, crispy and slightly grainy pulp
Taste: 
bittersweet with a balanced ratio of sugar and acid
Golden Delicious
The classic delicious
Golden Delicious is our main variety and, therefore, the queen of Val Venosta apples. That the most popular apple has a real quality, can be seen in its lovely red cheek. By the way, this is typical of fruits on a hillside.
Availability
October - September
 
Appearance: 
greenish yellow to golden yellow
Features: 
juicy with very fine and soft pulp
Taste: 
sweet with delicate acidity
Pinova
The Val Venosta resistant
The Pinova with its red vermilion-red skin is a typical apple of Val Venosta. Not only is it colourful, it also has a very balanced flavour. Thanks to its long durability, it offers you unlimited fruit enjoyment until the summer season.
Availability
January - June
 
Appearance: 
Bicolour, yellow to greenish, at least 30% of the fruit is covered with a bright vermilion colour
Features: 
refreshing with very crisp, juicy and firm pulp
Taste: 
Balanced proportion of sugar and acid
AmbrosiaTM
Snow White’s apple is sweet as honey
With its red cheeks, the AmbrosiaTM is really good for biting. Children especially love this particularly sweet apple, which makes this healthy snack literally a treat!
Availability
December - April
 
Appearance: 
yellow base colour with flaming red secondary colour
Features: 
juicy and crispy pulp
Taste: 
very sweet and juicy, reminiscent of honey and nectar
Nicoter / Kanzi®
Balanced freshness
With its proper balance of sweetness and acidity, Nicoter / Kanzi® offers a harmonious taste experience, almost like yoga for the palate.
Availability
December - July
 
Appearance: 
red base colour with yellow secondary colour, rounded shape
Features: 
compact, firm pulp, very crispy and juicy
Taste: 
balanced ratio of sugar and acid
Topaz
The beautiful acid
Topaz makes biting the sour apple worthy! The aromatic fruit impresses with a pleasant acidity and is also a common variety in organic farming.
Availability
from October to March
Appearance: 
basic yellow tone with red striped components, round shape with flattened calyx
Features: 
crunchy pulp with pleasant cream colouring
Taste: 
acidified with sharp acidity
 
 

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“Intense taste, passionate commitment.”
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“Passionate farmer.”
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„I love apples and their intense taste of nature.“
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