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Fiegele Gerd

BIO Organic Producer

„Man and nature have to interact.“

My story

Gerd Fiegele's farm is in Oris, at the foot of Val Venosta's Monte Sole Mountain. Until recently he was an apple grower and he also taught fruit production at the Fürstenburg agricultural college. "It was the optimal combination," says Fiegele; "it meant that I could back up my theoretical knowledge with practical tips. My pupils always appreciated that." Gerd particularly likes the peaceful tasks in his orchard which can be done without using any machinery. Observing and enjoying is his thing. Gerd knows the trees on his small farm so well that he has given them all a name. Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Pinova and Idared all grow here, "they are simply beautiful apples". For Gerd, the decision to convert to organic farming in 2006 was a logically consistent. In his view, organic production is the only way for a farmer to celebrate success over the long term in partnership with nature. "Because in that way Val Venosta's natural environment is preserved, and the apples are healthier and just taste better."
 

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
from September to 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
Jonagold
The versatile gold piece
To be consumed fresh, baked, cooked, stewed and toasted, the apple of New York really is worth gold.
Availability
form October to August
Appearance: 
greenish yellow with crimson basic colour, striped and covered in faded red
Features: 
juicy with loose, crispy and slightly grainy pulp
Taste: 
bittersweet with a balanced ratio of sugar and acid
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
from October to November
 
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
from January to 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
Nicoter / Kanzi®
Balanced freshness
With its proper balance of sweetness and acidity, Nicoter / Kanzi® offers a harmonious taste experience, almost like yoga for the palate.
Availability
from December to July
 
Appearance: 
red base colour with yellow secondary colour, rounded shape
Features: 
compact, firm pulp, very crispy and juicy
Taste: 
balanced ratio of sugar and acid
 
 

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