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Platzgummer Richard

BIO Organic Producer – Vogelsanghof

“My first thought? The wellbeing of my family.”

My story

The Vogelsanghof farm situated on the steep slopes of Morter has been in family ownership for three generations. Some of the orchards are in the surroundings, others are in Coldrano. While Albert pursues his own profession, his brother Richard, a qualified bricklayer, cares for their parents’ farm.

His knowledge about natural interrelations was deepened during courses and further specialized training. Richard cultivates Golden Delicious, Gala, Pinova and Red Delicious in his steep orchards very close to the forest and far away from the large apple plantations of the valley floor. They can be found between hedges and dry walls on natural terraces that constitute a perfect habitat for the useful insect fauna.

The Vogelsanghof farm has been growing organic apples since 1998. “I mainly thought of my family's wellbeing. When I go to the supermarket, I also check all the ingredients of the food I buy. Why shouldn’t I do the same in my orchards?”
 

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
 
 

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Ausserer Thomas
“Organic for a secure future.”
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Mair Simon Martin
Autumn’s fruits simply taste best.
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Schuster Andreas
“You only achieve big goals step by step.”
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