Perfler In Von Spinn Ehrentraud
BIO Organic Producer Management: Gerd Gurschler
„Time goes by but organic remains.“
Ehrentraud in her apple orchard
Slowly emptying a picking basket
Is the apple the right size?
Each apple is individually picked.
The harvest is a family affair.
Ehrentraud Perfler von Spinn's farm is in Coldrano. Gerd Gurschler manages the apple orchard located there. He owns a farming property in Tiss which has been in his family for four generations. A lot has changed in that time. However, when guests come to enjoy their holidays on the farm, the amazing backdrop is the same as it was a hundred years ago, with a chapel belonging to the estate framed by a beautiful view. When he was younger, Gerd used to work as a mechanic but he was soon drawn back to working his own farm. He attended the agricultural college in Fürstenburg as a mature student and in 2002 he converted his land to organic farming. These days he is helped out by his wife, father and grandfather who fully support the decision to convert. They see themselves as friends of nature with a duty to pass on a healthy and positive environment to the next generation.
Where I live
The image of the Red Delicious is difficult to resist. Seeing red can be really nice. And the red flavour is even more beautiful!
from October to May
dark red colour, conical shape, oblong
juicy with very white pulp
sweet, very aromatic with relatively slight acidity
True friends share everything.
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„Organic agriculture is the most important challenge that I’ve mastered.“