Hueber Gottlieb Alois
BIO Organic Producer – Josefsheim
„Organic is the mirror of a kind soul.“
Special care when mowing at the old stonewall
Summer pruning: making room for the sun
Small apples are thinned out in the tops
Satisfied with the growth
A splendid panorama at work
Josefsheim is a family estate in the village of Parcines which Gottlieb Huber inherited from his father. The spa town of Merano with its Mediterranean feel is close by, and the mighty peaks of the Texel Group nature park stretch up above. This is the stage set where Gottlieb farms his apples. He has mainly red varieties. In his view, "they are especially well-suited to organic cultivation and unrivaled when it comes to taste and texture". Gottlieb especially loves the days when he is under no time pressure, especially in winter when the trees need pruning. He converted to organic farming in 2006. "It was a new, demanding challenge, but at the same time it made sense for the environment and for healthy living," says Gottlieb. "I felt comfortable with organic production. And now, after all the experience of the past decades, I am convinced that there are practically no viable alternatives to organic farming."
Where I live
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.
October - June
red base colour with yellow secondary colour, rounded shape
compact, firm pulp, very crispy and juicy
balanced ratio of sugar and acid
Juicy, sweet, aromatic, with fine fruit acid.
Fruity and refreshing taste, aromatic, perfect sugar-acid ratio, compact.