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Maringgele Egon

BIO Organic Producer – Brugghof

„The harvest is nature’s report to evaluate the work of a whole year.“

My story

The Brugg farm in Ciardes lies on a sunny scree cone below Val Venosta's Monte Sole Mountain. The Maringgele family have been running it for three generations. In addition to the orchards belonging to the estate, Egon also rents plots in several high altitude sites. "It's a clear advantage," according to Egon, "to use the special characteristics of each site because they represent optimal conditions for different varieties." For example, his orchards on the valley floor are very different from the ones on the Monte Sole Mountain, which are enclosed with dry stone walls. Because Egon is a cautious person, he mulled over the decision to convert to organics for a long time. In 2007, he took the plunge. "These days it gives me such satisfaction to hear my neighbours openly thanking me for not using chemical synthtetic matters. They come to my house in person to buy their Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious." Continuous education courses keep Egon abreast of the latest situation in all things organic. He is currently experimenting with innovative techniques for farming close to nature. Because, he smiles, "the harvest is the exam which nature gives you to determine what mark you should get for your year's work!"
 

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
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
October - 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
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
Fuji
Explosion of intense flavour
The Fuji apple is named after a volcano, but inside the Japanese is very sweet.
Availability
November - May
 
Appearance: 
pale pink to dark red, lightly striped colour on a greenish-yellow background, rounded shape
Features: 
compact and very juicy with high sugar content
Taste: 
very sweet and aromatic
Braeburn
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.
Availability
October - May
 
Appearance: 
Roll shaped with a smooth and shiny surface, golden yellow base, scarlet to dark red with stripes
Features: 
very juicy with firm bite and firm pulp
Taste: 
pleasant proportion of sugar and acid, very refreshing
 
 

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