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Schiefer Josef

BIO Organic Producer

“Passionate farmer.”

My story

Parcines is close to the spa town of Merano and is protected by the imposing mountain peaks of the Texel Group. Josef Schiefer's orchards surround the village. He now runs the business, which he inherited, with his wife. Before owning the farm he worked in a bank, but he soon gave that up to attend the South Tyrol technical college for fruit production, viticulture and horticulture in Laimburg. He now grows organic apples and describes himself as a "farmer with passion". He has many different varieties in his orchards. Because they all ripen at different times, Josef is able to spread his work out well throughout the year. For him, working with nature is a privilege and the harvest is a tangible reward for a whole year's work. His neighbour played a key role in supporting him in his decision to convert to organics in 2007. These days, Josef Schiefer is happy that he made the move. Because "healthy food," as he puts it, "makes healthy people".
 

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
from September to 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
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
from October to November
 
Appearance: 
greenish yellow to golden yellow
Features: 
juicy with very fine and soft pulp
Taste: 
sweet with delicate 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
from October to 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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