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Erlacher Herbert

BIO Organic Producer – Törggelehof

„My apples: a pleasure at every bite.“

My story

Herbert Erlacher is the third generation of his family to run the Törggele farm on the famous “Waalweg” path along an irrigation channel in Plars di Sopra. In the past, when his grandmother bought the “Törggeler”, wine grapes used to be grown here. These days, Herbert organically grows the following apple varieties: Gala, Fuji, Braeburn, Pinova and Golden Delicious. This sunny hillside location does not just give the apples rosy cheeks but it is also home to old chestnut trees which line the woodland through which the hilly path to the church used to run. This narrow and steep path was the route which the inhabitants of Plars di Sopra used to have to take to get to mass in the neighbouring village. Herbert loves the work amidst all this nature. He converted to organic farming in 2000, shortly after he took over. As the quality of his trees did not convince him, he opted for new plantings and adopted organic production at the same time. "Now I am in harmony with nature," says Herbert, "and I get products which are really natural as a result." Working closely with nature is more time consuming, but the extra effort is definitely worth it: "I love every bite I take out of one of my apples. Because I know that they are completely healthy."
 

Where I live

My harvest
 
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
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
Gala
Juicy, sweet aroma and low level of acid.
Braeburn
Fruity and refreshing taste, aromatic, perfect sugar-acid ratio, compact.
 
 

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