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Gamper Josef

Organic Producer

„More than 30 years of love for the nature.“

My story

I grow my 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.

I grow Topaz, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Idared apples. Since my retirement, this is now my full-time job. My daughters and my wife help out with the orchards which also have organic apricots.

I am acknowledged as one of the pioneers of organic production in Val Venosta. I have been growing organic fruit for over 30 years and, when I started, most people were just not interested in this approach. My first priority was health, both that of my family and that of my orchards. I felt responsible for both man and nature. That's why 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
 
 

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