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 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