BIO Organic Producer Management: Florian Schuster
“Apples. A natural talent.”
Martin looks at the apple blossom with a trained eye
Working in the apple orchard
Inspection of the water pressure
The drip irrigation works
Weeding beneath the vines
Martin Pinzger, landowner in Vezzano, has entrusted his small orchards to the expert hands of Florian Schuster. Florian runs the Kellerhäusl farm in the village. It has been in the family for generations and Florian is pleased to be able to follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. He has added to the land belonging to the farm by renting other plots, some of which are several kilometres away.
Making wine is Florian's hobby, but his main talents are in apple growing. The fact that he runs several local businesses is recognition of this. Florian sees the sloping terrain of the Monte Sole and their protected, sun-drenched topography as the main factor behind the high quality of his apples.
That, and the fact that he has been organic for over 10 years in growing his Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Gala, Braeburn and Pinova. The main reason for switching to organic was personal, says Florian. It just means that he is able to grow them with so much more joy.
Where I live
The elegant precocity
The tasty gala appears every summer in its reddish yellow shell and the new apple season begins.
September - March
smooth shell, spherical shape, slightly conical, pale yellow base colour with bright red and striped cover
crispy and juicy with firm pulp
refreshing, sweet with little acidity
Snow White’s apple is sweet as honey
With its red cheeks, the AmbrosiaTM is really good for biting. Children especially love this particularly sweet apple, which makes this healthy snack literally a treat!
December - April
yellow base colour with flaming red secondary colour
juicy and crispy pulp
very sweet and juicy, reminiscent of honey and nectar