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Mayr Gerhard

BIO Organic Producer – Kleinlehen

„You need an excellent tree to produce an excellent apple.“

My story

The Kleinlehen estate is in Stava, near Naturno and it also offers farmstay holidays. It has been in the Mayr family for generations. In the past they farmed livestock, apricots and grain, as was typical in the Val Venosta. The farm still has a grain mill which harks back to that time. Today the orchards are planted with Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Braeburn, Roho and Gala apples, and Gerhard would like to increase the number of red-skinned varieties in the future. He has run Kleinlehen as a organic-certified farm since 2006. Gerhard's motivation was to minimize the agricultural inputs into the growing process as much as possible and he wanted to sell completely healthy products. Every year in spring, when the weather gets a bit kinder, Gerhard starts to lay the foundations for a healthy apple harvest. Planting young apple trees is his favourite job. "Val Venosta's nature does a lot of the rest. I know I can rely on it for everything."
 
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
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
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
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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Platzgummer Simon
“The organic harvest is a treasure of priceless value.”
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Wielander Florian
„Organic is a way that you either go or don’t go.“
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Ladurner Daniel
„Preserving nature like it is.“
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