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Gamper Josef

BIO Organic Producer

„30 years of love for the nature.“

My story

Sepp Gamper grows his organic apples in the orchards situated 1,500 metres below Europe's highest marble quarry. The pure white marble from Covelano is an unmistakeable trademark of Val Venosta, rather like crunchy, organic apples. Sepp grows Topaz, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Florina apples. Since his retirement, this is now his full-time job. His daughters help out with the orchards which also have apricots, grapes, plums, nectarines and kiwi fruit. Sepp is acknowledged as one of the pioneers of organic production in Val Venosta. He has been growing organic fruit for over 30 years and, when he started, most people were just not interested in this approach. His first priority was health, both that of his family and that of his orchards. He felt responsible for both man and nature. "That's why", he stresses, "I am still one of those who avoids any form of additives. Because that is the only type of agriculture which I can identify with."
 

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
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
Dicember - April
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
Apricots
The delicate provocateurs of the palate
The delicate fruits with soft shell and hard core love the temperate and dry weather of the highlands of Venosta Valley. That is why they can develop their unique aroma especially well there, and as they have an extra dose of beta-carotene they also ensure good vision, healthy skin and a strong defence against infections.
Availability
mid July - mid August
Appearance: 
round, slightly oblong, velvety orange to orange-red skin, 4-8 cm in diameter
Features: 
soft and juicy flesh
Taste: 
sweet, very aromatic
Red Delicious
Juicy and sweet, distinctive aroma.
 
 

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