BIO Organic Producer - Niedereben
"Organic out of conviction and passion."
Herbert pruning in summer
A family business
The next generation hand thinning the fruit
A meeting in the nursery orchard
Elisabeth Magitteri lives in Rablà at the entrance of Val Venosta with her family. She and her husband Herbert are organic farmers out of conviction and grow varieties that are best able to integrate themselves into Val Venosta’s natural cycles.
She farms according to EU guidelines but also follows the Bioland association rules on top. They stipulate that only organic fertilizers may be used and insist on gentle farming methods for working the soil. Elisabeth says, “this is the only way that our apples can grow to be completely healthy and look good at the same time. The difference in taste is obvious as well”. Elisabeth Magitteri’s apples are intensely flavoured, especially crisp and juicy.
Elisabeth’s goal is to produce adequately and keep the natural world the way it is at the same time.
The tasty gala appears every summer in its reddish yellow shell and the new apple season begins.
September - March
smooth shell, spherical shape, slightly conical, pale yellow base colour with bright red and striped cover
crispy and juicy with firm pulp
refreshing, sweet with little acidity
The image of the Red Delicious is difficult to resist. Seeing red can be really nice. And the red flavour is even more beautiful!
October - May
dark red colour, conical shape, oblong
juicy with very white pulp
sweet, very aromatic with relatively slight acidity
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.
October - September
greenish yellow to golden yellow
juicy with very fine and soft pulp
sweet with delicate acidity
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.
October - May
Roll shaped with a smooth and shiny surface, golden yellow base, scarlet to dark red with stripes
very juicy with firm bite and firm pulp
pleasant proportion of sugar and acid, very refreshing