BIO Organic Producer – Karnolhof
"Every appletree has to recount his own story"
Proud of our great harvest
Apple crates are still being filled
Full apple crates being transported
Now that is a tasty apple
Philipp's dad helps him out
Philipp Bauer's farm is close to Castello di Coldrano, which used to be the family seat of the Counts of Hendl. His grandfather was already a pioneer in fruit growing. He inherited a farm in the '30s and by 1950 he was already growing apples, which was unprecedented in Val Venosta. Today, Philipp's fields are home to flourishing Golden Delicious, Gala, Pinova, Braeburn and Idared varieties, which have been farmed organically since 1998. "At first I did not make any hasty moves; it took me time to get used to the production methods and then I had to be sure of the results." Philipp graduated from the agricultural high school in Auer and he really knows his trees. He even plants the young ones himself. Whenever the work becomes particularly intense, he is able to rely on help from his large family: his father, wife, five siblings and their children. Philipp Bauer says "I am so proud of my products because they are healthy, tasty and I grew them by hand."
Where I live
The elegant precocity
The tasty gala appears every summer in its reddish yellow shell and the new apple season begins.
September - March
smooth shell, spherical shape, slightly conical, pale yellow base colour with bright red and striped cover
crispy and juicy with firm pulp
refreshing, sweet with little acidity
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.
October - September
greenish yellow to golden yellow
juicy with very fine and soft pulp
sweet with delicate acidity
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.
January - June
Bicolour, yellow to greenish, at least 30% of the fruit is covered with a bright vermilion colour
refreshing with very crisp, juicy and firm pulp
Balanced proportion of sugar and acid
Nicoter / Kanzi®
With its proper balance of sweetness and acidity, Nicoter / Kanzi® offers a harmonious taste experience, almost like yoga for the palate.
December - July
red base colour with yellow secondary colour, rounded shape
compact, firm pulp, very crispy and juicy
balanced ratio of sugar and acid
The juicy all-terrain
For a small snack between meals or used in many ways in the kitchen and bakery: The Braeburn is a true all-terrain. Be patient with it, as it develops its full aroma only after several storage months.
October - May
Roll shaped with a smooth and shiny surface, golden yellow base, scarlet to dark red with stripes
very juicy with firm bite and firm pulp
pleasant proportion of sugar and acid, very refreshing