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Sonnenburger Oswald

BIO Organic Producer – Almbergerhof

“Farmer out of vocation.”

My story

Oswald Sonnenburger lives with his family in Plars di Sopra which has one of the best views in the Val Venosta. Almberger farm used to be run by Oswald's grandfather and these days it offers holiday apartments with a spectacular vista all the way down to the spa town of Merano below. In 1988, Oswald converted to apples from livestock, then eleven years later he made the move to strict organic farming. The orchards now grow Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Topaz, which are all varieties perfectly suited to the conditions at Almberger. Oswald particularly treasures the peace and companionship of the time spent pruning with his son and a friend. For him, farming is a vocation. In addition to apples, he grows peaches, apricots, plums and kiwi fruit for his own consumption. He is very proud of his Haflinger and Arabian horses. Oswald also hunts, fishes and is a trekking guide. He was led to organics by his years of experience closely observing his farm. Today, he is proud of it. It is his way of returning to nature and making our world a healthier place in the process.
 

Where I live

Almbergerhof
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
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
from October to May
 
Appearance: 
dark red colour, conical shape, oblong
Features: 
juicy with very white pulp
Taste: 
sweet, very aromatic with relatively slight acidity
 
 

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Schrötter Leonhard
“Nature has to be taken as it is.”
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Höllrigl Roland
„Health comes first with organic apples.“
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Eberhöfer Hansjörg
„There are many ways to produce a healthy product; I have chosen the organic one“
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