BIO Organic Producer – Fasserhof
„Organic is my return to nature.“
Thinning the apples by hand in summer
Mowing the grass
Gamper Manfred in his apple orchard
The tree is tied to shape it
The Fasser farm is in Parcines, close to the spa town of Merano. The orchards around the property are surrounded by hedges and bushes which Manfred planted deliberately in order to give the landscaping a more natural look and to provide a habitat for beneficial organisms. He is the second generation of his family at the Fasser farm and he has been organic since 1997. He gained the necessary knowledge at the Laimburg technical college for fruit production, viticulture and horticulture in South Tyrol. But it took cooperation with his neighbour to muster the courage to make the leap of faith into organics. Both of them started by setting aside a small parcel of their holdings and they soon achieved amazing results. Today, Manfred could not imagine any other way of working. The land looks closer to its natural state, the air feels different, the smell of the orchards is more intense, and the grass has grown back under the Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Idared, Braeburn and Kanzi trees. But of all these aspects, it is the step back into a more natural way of things which Manfred likes most.
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
refreshing with very crisp, juicy and firm pulp
Balanced proportion of sugar and acid
Nicoter / Kanzi®
With its proper balance of sweetness and acidity, Nicoter / Kanzi® offers a harmonious taste experience, almost like yoga for the palate.
December - July
red base colour with yellow secondary colour, rounded shape
compact, firm pulp, very crispy and juicy
balanced ratio of sugar and acid
The juicy all-terrain
For a small snack between meals or used in many ways in the kitchen and bakery: The Braeburn is a true all-terrain. Be patient with it, as it develops its full aroma only after several storage months.
October - May
Roll shaped with a smooth and shiny surface, golden yellow base, scarlet to dark red with stripes
very juicy with firm bite and firm pulp
pleasant proportion of sugar and acid, very refreshing