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Mair Bernhard

BIO Organic Producer – Schwaltenhof

„If you once try organic, you can’t get rid of it.“

My story

Schwalten farm is in the village of Corces on the Monte Sole Mountain. It is an official heritage estate in South Tyrol which has been in the same family ownership for over 200 years. Even young farmer Bernhard, who is in fact a qualified mechanic, has followed the family tradition. After taking a course for young agriculturalists, he started to run the farm. Berhard grows organic certified Golden Delicious and Jonagold apples, as well as wine grapes. The orchards at Schwalten farm benefit from low rainfall, over 300 days of sun each year and large variations in temperature between day and night, which all allow the apples to grow into small, completely natural delicacies. "Organic apples simply have a more intense flavour and the bite is crunchier," reckons Bernhard. "For me it's very simple: once you try organics, you never go back."
 

Where I live

My harvest
 
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
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
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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Ladurner Ulrich
„The health of nature is a value that you have to foster in the long term.“
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Schuster Florian
“I follow organic like my ancestors.”
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