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Platzgummer Simon

BIO Organic Producer – Weisspinterhof

“The organic harvest is a treasure of priceless value.”

My story

Weisspinter farm belongs to Simon Platzgummer and is located in Ciardes on a sun-drenched scree cone abutting the Monte Sole Mountain in Val Venosta. Simon is the third generation of the family to farm here. His mother helps out where she can. He picked up the building blocks of his knowledge of organics when he studied at the technical college for fruit production, viticulture and horticulture in Laimburg, South Tyrol. Since 2011, he has tended his orchards of Golden Delicious, Gala, Pinova and Red Delicious trees with organic certification. Because three quarters of his land is on steep slopes, it is especially well exposed to the rays of the mountain sun. The apples ripen particularly well here because the nights are very cool. Simon's main focus is on managing the land. He never tires of using natural measures to improve it and he loves seeing the beneficial organisms which colonise his orchard. Organics definitely represent a higher workload: "But it is worth it every time, because it means that by harvest you can actually pick a really high-value product."
 

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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
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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