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Stark Maria Luise

BIO Organic Producer – Fallrohrhof

“Organic, convinced and happy.“

My story

Maria Luise Stark's Fallrohr farm is in Alliz on Val Venosta's Monte Sole Mountain, high above the marble-producing village of Lasa. She runs the family business along with her husband, Martin. Maria Luise, who inherited the farm, graduated from the agricultural college in Ora, and Martin attended South Tyrol's technical college for fruit production, viticulture and horticulture in Laimburg.

Together they manage the majority of the work but when they are especially busy with apple picking during the harvest, they also rely on professional help. They grow Golden Delicious, Pinova and Jonagold in their orchards.

Maria Luise was convinced to go organic by her father-in-law back in 2003. As she puts it these days, "he didn't have to push too hard". She was never completely won over by other ways of farming, and she is pleased that she made the change. In this way, it is possible to get healthy apples to ripen properly in a manner befitting the sensitive natural environment of the Monte Sole Mountain.
 

Where I live

My harvest
 
Bonita
The bittersweet lady
This bright and smooth crossover makes the pests stay away, therefore, it is especially popular in organic farming.
Availability
from October to April
Appearance: 
opaque radiant red colour on creamy background, homogeneous shape, very smooth shell
Features: 
juicy and crunchy
Taste: 
bittersweet
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
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
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
Potatoes
The energetic world citizen
These tubers have it all: Not only are they truly nutritious, but they also come in different versions: from soft to solid and compact, they grow in the Venosta Valley so that each recipe has the right potato for it.
Availability
beginning of August - end of October
Appearance: 
rounded-elongated tuber with brown shell
Features: 
yellow pulp
Taste: 
mild and slightly soft
 
 

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