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Tappeiner Peter

BIO Organic Producer – Tappeinerhof

“Diligence, observation, harvest, passion.“

My story

The Tappeiner farmhouse and land is all in the market town of Laces on the balmy, fertile valley floor of central Val Venosta. Peter Tappeiner inherited the farm and manages it now with his son and partner. He attended an agriculture high school and increased his understanding further with a tertiary education course in agroecology. The sun-kissed slopes mean that his orchards are especially well-suited to apples, and he grows Golden Delicious, Topaz, Pinova, Idared and Gala. He also has other fruits requiring very limited pest management: plums, peaches, currants, raspberries and aronia berries. His products are perfectly attuned to Val Venosta's natural cycles. Peter loves working outdoors, tending his trees, monitoring developments and harvesting. He began to convert in 1984, and he was one of the first organic producers in Laces. His personal philosophy comes out when he gives a guided tour of his farm. For him, organics mean being in harmony with nature and its laws. Not just in farming, but also as a way of life.
 

Where I live

My harvest
 
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
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
Gala
Juicy, sweet aroma and low level of acid.
Golden Delicious
Juicy, sweet, aromatic, with fine fruit acid.
Braeburn
Fruity and refreshing taste, aromatic, perfect sugar-acid ratio, compact.
Topaz
Very juicy, extremely aromatic taste with pronounced acidity.
 
 

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