BIO Organic Producer
„30 years of love for the nature.“
Grinding the scythe
An experienced manual mower
Work is easier together
Enjoying the tranquility in the evening sun
Sharpening with great concentration – the edge is cut and thus sharpened
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
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 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.
from October to March
basic yellow tone with red striped components, round shape with flattened calyx
crunchy pulp with pleasant cream colouring
acidified with sharp acidity
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.
mid July - mid August
round, slightly oblong, velvety orange to orange-red skin, 4-8 cm in diameter