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Bernhart Thomas

BIO Organic Producer – Pulthuabhof

„Holding the fruits of my work in my hands is happiness for me.“

My story

Thomas Bernhart started out by leasing the Pulthuab farm, which has holdings spread out between the villages of Ciardes and Castelbello. More recently he was able to buy it.

He prepared himself well for his dream of becoming his own boss. He went to the South Tyrol technical college for fruit production, viticulture and horticulture in Laimburg and majored in nature-oriented production methods. Five years ago he converted the Pulthuab farm to organics and grows Golden Delicious, Braeburn, Gala and Red Delicious for sale. He also makes wine and grows potatoes for his family because "you know what you've got if you planted it yourself."

He completely relies on his home's natural environment. On the one hand his soils are light, free-draining, and have long-lasting fertility thanks to organic farming. On the other, the Val Venosta climate gives him unusually warm days full of sunshine combined with cold mountain nights. The harvest is always the high point of the year for him: "That's when I can hold the fruits of my labour in my own hands, and biting into the first ripe Gala is my most enjoyable reward."
 

Where I live

Pulthuabhof
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
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
Braeburn
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.
Availability
October - May
 
Appearance: 
Roll shaped with a smooth and shiny surface, golden yellow base, scarlet to dark red with stripes
Features: 
very juicy with firm bite and firm pulp
Taste: 
pleasant proportion of sugar and acid, very refreshing
 
 

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