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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
 
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
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
Dicember - April
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
Golden Delicious
Juicy, sweet, aromatic, with fine fruit acid.
Braeburn
Fruity and refreshing taste, aromatic, perfect sugar-acid ratio, compact.
Red Delicious
Juicy and sweet, distinctive aroma.
Gala
Juicy, sweet aroma and low level of acid.
 
 

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