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Brunner Franz

BIO Organic Producer – Brunnerhof

„In nature, we are the first item in a chain.“

My story

Unlike most other farms in the Val Venosta mountain area, the Brunner farm land is in one single, contiguous holding. "As a result, I spend much less time moving from one work place to the next compared with most Val Venosta farmers," says Franz Brunner. He has managed the estate since 1968 and since 2002 he has been organic certified for his production of Gala, Golden and Red Delicious, Braeburn and Fuji apples. He also has vegetables, various different varieties of fruit and berries, herb meadows and a nature pond which all make a colourful contribution to the biodiversity of the flora and fauna. Franz was one of the first to be won over at a fundamental level by organic farming. He learnt about the techniques in the 1970s, when he did a distance learning course, and as a result he converted to organic for the food he was growing for his own domestic consumption. He gained his first practical experience in his own garden. Caring for his environment and keeping it healthy still motivates Franz Brunner's every decision. "We farmers are the first link in a long chain. If we start it off right, it will go on that way."
 

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
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
SQ 159 / Natyra®
Natural talent loaded with aroma
The rustic apple with delicate pear and citrus spices keeps the pests away and impresses by its excellent flavour.
Availability
from October to April
Appearance: 
red to dark red, rustic appearance
Features: 
good texture and juiciness, crunchy and compact
Taste: 
sweet and sour with pear and citrus aroma
Fuji
Explosion of intense flavour
The Fuji apple is named after a volcano, but inside the Japanese is very sweet.
Availability
November - May
 
Appearance: 
pale pink to dark red, lightly striped colour on a greenish-yellow background, rounded shape
Features: 
compact and very juicy with high sugar content
Taste: 
very sweet and aromatic
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
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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Fent Anna
„The idea to switch to organic was born at school.“
My story
Puintner Franz
“Business before pleasure: strictly organic.”
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Gamper Walter
„I love apples and their intense taste of nature.“
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