BIO Organic Producer – Pöltenhof
“This is not only a job but a life motto.“
Georg picks a rose for his wife
Closing the hail net to protect the apples
Tops are tied to a framework
The most important machine is the tractor
Pölten farm is miles from any other orchards, and surrounded by forest and meadows, in San Leonardo in the Passiria valley. Georg Tschöll runs it along with his son. When Georg took it over, he switched from livestock to fruit growing. At the beginning, the motivation was that apple production is more flexible and allows farmers to take a second job. Georg is supported in everything by his family. He only needs to bring in outside help during harvest time. Georg's favourite activity is driving through the orchards on his tractor to check on the fruit and observe the beneficial fauna. He grows Gala, Golden Delicious, Braeburn, Topaz, Pinova and Fuji on his orchards. Since 2000, he has been growing organic-certified fruit. He says that the apples are just tastier and crisper. That's why Georg is perfectly happy to take on the extra work which organic farming brings.
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 versatile gold piece
To be consumed fresh, baked, cooked, stewed and toasted, the apple of New York really is worth gold.
October - August
greenish yellow with crimson basic colour, striped and covered in faded red
juicy with loose, crispy and slightly grainy pulp
bittersweet with a balanced ratio of sugar and acid
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
Explosion of intense flavour
The Fuji apple is named after a volcano, but inside the Japanese is very sweet.
November - May
pale pink to dark red, lightly striped colour on a greenish-yellow background, rounded shape
compact and very juicy with high sugar content
very sweet and aromatic
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