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Luggin Gregor

BIO Organic Producer – Kandlwaalhof

“I develop my creativity in organic.”

My story

The Kandlwaal farm is in the marble-production village of Lasa, and in Karl Luggin's father's day it was run as a typical dairy business. These days it is a model of organic farming. Karl first trained as an electrician but continued with courses in agriculture. In the beginning, he grew vegetables, and he started with fruit in 1980. Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Pinova, Kanzi, Weirouge, Elstar, Champagne, Granny Smith and Gala apple varieties all grow in his orchards today. In addition, he has Val Venosta Pala pears, apricots, plums, cheeries, strawberries, tomatoes, raspberries, Cabernet grapes, Kiwi fruit and herbs. His children are passionately following in the footsteps of their energetic father. The organic produce is directly processed on the farm to create dried fruit, natural juices, apple wine, apple vinegar, apple balsamic vinegar, herb vinegars, mustard specialities and paté. Karl is especially creative when developing something new. And he knows that he has an ancient ecosystem to thank for it all. To give something back, he lovingly restored the remains of the ancient Kandlwaal irrigation channel in Val Venosta, which is now back in working order.
 

Where I live

My story
My harvest
 
Bonita
The bittersweet lady
This bright and smooth crossover makes the pests stay away, therefore, it is especially popular in organic farming.
Availability
from October to April
Appearance: 
opaque radiant red colour on creamy background, homogeneous shape, very smooth shell
Features: 
juicy and crunchy
Taste: 
bittersweet
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
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
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
December - 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
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
from October to March
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
Cauliflower
The gentle lady
The white cabbage with discrete aroma represents 95% of the vegetables production in the Venosta Valley. By the way, it owes its floral name to a botanical peculiarity: cabbage is the state of the plant that has not yet blossomed.
Availability
beginning of June - end of October
Appearance: 
Fleshy, flower sprouts together in a radiant white head and green leaves
Features: 
rich in vitamin C and minerals, crispy
Taste: 
soft with a subtle aroma
 
 

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Gamper Walter
„I love apples and their intense taste of nature.“
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Schiefer Josef
“Passionate farmer.”
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Gufler Martin
„Let's live the present like we wish our children to live the future.“
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