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Klotzner Karl

BIO Organic Producer

„If you talk about nature, it’s important to remain down-to-earth.“

My story

Naturno has a very particular location. It is close to the spa town of Merano and directly below the vast mountain peaks of the Texel Group. This is the spot in the Val Venosta which receives the most sunny days in the year and where Karl Klotzner has built up his business, which he now runs with his son. He owns most of the land he works and leases a little too. Karl is clear about what he likes most in his work: "taking care of the space between the rows. It's as if my circuits need earthing, and this is what gets me into contact with the earth." He has done many continuous education courses which have all sharpened his understanding of environmental inter-relationships. Karl converted to organic farming in 2000 with the desire to produce apples in a way which is close to nature. Protecting the soil is the most eloquent argument in favour of organics. Karl opines that "the earth is not there to be consumed. We have to work with it. Only then will we be able to leave a natural environment to the next generation in which they will be able to grow anything worthwhile".
 

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
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
from October to November
 
Appearance: 
greenish yellow to golden yellow
Features: 
juicy with very fine and soft pulp
Taste: 
sweet with delicate acidity
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
from December to July
 
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
 
 

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Eberhöfer Hansjörg
„There are many ways to produce a healthy product; I have chosen the organic one“
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Schweitzer Erich
“A transparent job for a transparent life.”
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Ganner Dr. Martin
„Relying on expert hands of organic.“
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