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Kiem Ulrich

BIO Organic Producer – Sticklerhof

„Organic has a double advantage: it appreciates both man and nature. “

My story

The Stickler farm is in the small village of Plars and belongs to Ulrich Kiems. He has been farming organically since 2000. He is a man of conviction. After going to the South Tyrol technical agricultural college he completed his education by studying biology. As a member of the South Tyrol Beratungsring association, he is now in demand as a consultant on organic fruit farming and viticulture. Ulrich runs the family business in his spare time and his mother and wife support him in all he does. "It is a nice balance," says Ulrich, "I especially like the jobs which need to be done by hand." He is particularly fond of his vineyard, and his orchards are mainly Gala because he loves the way they develop red cheeks in the Val Venosta. Human health was central to his decision to become organic. For Ulrich, organic ways of farming were historically developed in harmony with nature in the Val Venosta – luckily they have now been codified. They add value to agriculture and guarantee the best possible products. That way, both man and nature profit.
 

Where I live

My harvest
 
Gala
The elegant precocity
The tasty gala appears every summer in its reddish yellow shell and the new apple season begins.
Availability
September - March
Appearance: 
smooth shell, spherical shape, slightly conical, pale yellow base colour with bright red and striped cover
Features: 
crispy and juicy with firm pulp
Taste: 
refreshing, sweet with little acidity
Red Delicious
Red seduction
The image of the Red Delicious is difficult to resist. Seeing red can be really nice. And the red flavour is even more beautiful!
Availability
October - May
 
Appearance: 
dark red colour, conical shape, oblong
Features: 
juicy with very white pulp
Taste: 
sweet, very aromatic with relatively slight acidity
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
Fuji
Explosion of intense flavour
The Fuji apple is named after a volcano, but inside the Japanese is very sweet.
Availability
November - May
 
Appearance: 
pale pink to dark red, lightly striped colour on a greenish-yellow background, rounded shape
Features: 
compact and very juicy with high sugar content
Taste: 
very sweet and aromatic
Nicoter / Kanzi®
Balanced freshness
With its proper balance of sweetness and acidity, Nicoter / Kanzi® offers a harmonious taste experience, almost like yoga for the palate.
Availability
October - June
 
Appearance: 
red base colour with yellow secondary colour, rounded shape
Features: 
compact, firm pulp, very crispy and juicy
Taste: 
balanced ratio of sugar and acid
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
Braeburn
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.
Availability
October - May
 
Appearance: 
Roll shaped with a smooth and shiny surface, golden yellow base, scarlet to dark red with stripes
Features: 
very juicy with firm bite and firm pulp
Taste: 
pleasant proportion of sugar and acid, very refreshing
 
 

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