BIO Organic Producer – Modulhof
“I count on nature.“
Thinning out by hand what is too much
The net protects the apples from hailstones
The tree is brought into shape
Paulina and son Daniel are thinning out
Inspecting how much the apples have grown
Modul farm is in Ciardes on a sunny scree cone at the foot of the Monte Sole Mountain in Val Venosta. The Ladurner family has owned and run it for three generations and Paulina, with her husband and son, grows Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Pinova in the area around her farm. Continuing education courses are particularly important for her because they deepen her understanding of natural interrelationships. Paulina sets great store in nature's ability to provide good things. She produces apple juice and organic wine from her own grapes, and organic cherries are her next project. The Ladurners have farmed organically for a good 15 years. "Actually," says Paulina, "organic farming was always my thing because I think that nature should not be too influenced by agriculture." That was the reason why Paulina converted her business to organics in 1996. Long conversations with other experienced farmers also convinced her. Now she is completely happy with her decision. "Because I am making a contribution to keeping nature healthy for the long term."
Where I live
The elegant precocity
The tasty gala appears every summer in its reddish yellow shell and the new apple season begins.
September - March
smooth shell, spherical shape, slightly conical, pale yellow base colour with bright red and striped cover
crispy and juicy with firm pulp
refreshing, sweet with little acidity
The image of the Red Delicious is difficult to resist. Seeing red can be really nice. And the red flavour is even more beautiful!
October - May
dark red colour, conical shape, oblong
juicy with very white pulp
sweet, very aromatic with relatively slight acidity
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.
October - September
greenish yellow to golden yellow
juicy with very fine and soft pulp
sweet with delicate acidity
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.
January - June
Bicolour, yellow to greenish, at least 30% of the fruit is covered with a bright vermilion colour