Fieg Helga in Zöschg
BIO Organic Producer – Spölhof
„A life controlled by nature.“
Organic producer Helga consults with her husband
Homemade traditional apple pie
Thinning out branches. Many things are done by hand in the apple orchards
The trees are thinned out by hand
Farmer – the most beautiful job on earth
Helga and her husband, Friedrich, live in the Zöschg farm in Tablà, at the foot of the Tramontana Mountain. They take care of organic apple growing, along with their son, Manuel. Nature plays a special role in their lives. "Organics", says Friedrich, "is all about living with plants and unconditionally respecting their characteristics." That is why he starts every day by biting into an apple. For him, the summer is the best time because he can walk around the orchards and watch the apples grow. That is when new ideas come to him, like using the mythical power of rock crystals. He gained his well-grounded knowledge at the South Tyrol technical college for fruit production, viticulture and horticulture in Laimburg. Friedrich grows Jonagold and Golden Delicious, with the red blush which is so typical of the Val Venosta hillside location. He also has red-skinned varieties and cherries, peaches, currants, apricots and plums, with herb and flower beds planted in between them. Which is exactly how nature would do it.
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 image of the Red Delicious is difficult to resist. Seeing red can be really nice. And the red flavour is even more beautiful!
October - May
dark red colour, conical shape, oblong
juicy with very white pulp
sweet, very aromatic with relatively slight 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