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Kienzl Josef

BIO Organic Producer – Kienzlhof

„I wanted to give a natural logic to life.“

My story

Josef Kienzl's farm is in Parcines, near to the spa town of Merano with its Mediterranean feel. All through his life he has always loved nature and been most at home in his orchards, so for him it was clear early on that organics were the best fit to his character. The growing techniques fascinated him straight away and converting the farm in 2008 was a decision which came from the heart. For Josef, organic production is as near as you can get to being completely natural. Gala, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious grow in his orchards and are almost untouched by human input. The stone wall surrounding the land is something special. The stones are from an old landslip and used to enclose the livestock pasture. Nowadays, it has become a habitat for beneficial organisms and creatures which provide support for Josef's work in a really natural way, and that is completely in tune with his attitude to life.
 

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
from September to 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
from October to May
 
Appearance: 
dark red colour, conical shape, oblong
Features: 
juicy with very white pulp
Taste: 
sweet, very aromatic with relatively slight acidity
Pinova
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.
Availability
from January to June
 
Appearance: 
Bicolour, yellow to greenish, at least 30% of the fruit is covered with a bright vermilion colour
Features: 
refreshing with very crisp, juicy and firm pulp
Taste: 
Balanced proportion of sugar and acid
 
 

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