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Ladurner Helmut

BIO Organic Producer – Tschötterlehof

„A small apple orchard can also give you great satisfaction.“

My story

Helmut Ladurner is from Plars and does not see himself as a farmer. He says, "organic apple growing is more of a hobby for me". Helmuth used to be an electrician and is now retired. He has a small apple orchard which he tends with his own hands because he does not have any machinery. If he needs a tractor, then Helmuth fetches his works manager. He decided back in 1993 to convert his property to organics. "It was my contribution to the environment. Less is often more." Helmuth's apple trees have the inimitable look of an old orchard. It is criss-crossed with lots of little, low walls and slabs of stone. Birds and other beneficial organisms find natural habitats here. A wayside cross proudly guards the orchard and looks down to the spa town of Merano below. Old artificial "Waal" irrigation channels run past the field. No wonder bringing in the crop is Helmuth's favourite job. That's when he harvests, in the fullest sense of the word, the fruit of the labour of his hands.
 

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
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
January - 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
Red Delicious
Juicy and sweet, distinctive aroma.
Golden Delicious
Juicy, sweet, aromatic, with fine fruit acid.
Braeburn
Fruity and refreshing taste, aromatic, perfect sugar-acid ratio, compact.
 
 

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