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Prantl Thomas

BIO Organic Producer – Pflanzerhof

“Protecting our planet with sustainability.”

My story

Thomas Prantl lives in Plars in the Pflanzer farmhouse, which is where his father used to live. His orchards are on the sun-kissed valley floor in Rablà at an altitude of 525 metres. The Laimburg technical college for fruit production, viticulture and horticulture was Thomas' first stop on the way to becoming a farmer. He supplemented his inherited orchards with some rented ones and now he has a single contiguous holding right at the foot of the fertile mountain slope.

Thomas mainly grows red apple varieties which, "are optimally suited to organic farming here," and he also has a few apricot trees. Thomas converted the farm to organic production two years after taking over. He was always convinced that it was right, and now he is happy to have taken the plunge.

"The climate in the orchards has shown a marked change. There are more creatures and colonies of beneficial fauna which help me in my work." For him, organic means more sustainability in everything. "Organics are better for us, not just for our own health, but for the whole of nature. Organics should be the norm!"
 

Where I live

My harvest
 
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
Jonagold
The versatile gold piece
To be consumed fresh, baked, cooked, stewed and toasted, the apple of New York really is worth gold.
Availability
October - August
Appearance: 
greenish yellow with crimson basic colour, striped and covered in faded red
Features: 
juicy with loose, crispy and slightly grainy pulp
Taste: 
bittersweet with a balanced ratio of sugar and acid
Nicoter / Kanzi®
Balanced freshness
With its proper balance of sweetness and acidity, Nicoter / Kanzi® offers a harmonious taste experience, almost like yoga for the palate.
Availability
October - June
 
Appearance: 
red base colour with yellow secondary colour, rounded shape
Features: 
compact, firm pulp, very crispy and juicy
Taste: 
balanced ratio 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
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
Pinova
Juicy and crunchy, delicately sweet-acidulous.
Morgenduft
Fresh and decisive taste, with sweet-tart flavor.
Gala
Juicy, sweet aroma and low level of acid.
 
 

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