BIO Organic Producer – Tappeinerhof
“Diligence, observation, harvest, passion.“
Peter with his homemade insect hotel
Let’s check if the blossoms have survived the frosty night
Peter and son Gabriel have a look at the blossoms
The branches are tied down for a perfect form of the tree
You can better judge the condition of the bloom with a magnifying glass
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
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 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
refreshing with very crisp, juicy and firm pulp
Balanced proportion of sugar and acid
Nicoter / Kanzi®
With its proper balance of sweetness and acidity, Nicoter / Kanzi® offers a harmonious taste experience, almost like yoga for the palate.
December - July
red base colour with yellow secondary colour, rounded shape
compact, firm pulp, very crispy and juicy
balanced ratio of sugar and acid
The beautiful acid
Topaz makes biting the sour apple worthy! The aromatic fruit impresses with a pleasant acidity and is also a common variety in organic farming.
from October to March
basic yellow tone with red striped components, round shape with flattened calyx
crunchy pulp with pleasant cream colouring
acidified with sharp acidity
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.
October - May
Roll shaped with a smooth and shiny surface, golden yellow base, scarlet to dark red with stripes
very juicy with firm bite and firm pulp
pleasant proportion of sugar and acid, very refreshing