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Tscholl Horst

BIO Organic Producer – Lenghof

“Doing something good to both nature and health.“

My story

The Leng farm in Laces is on the balmy, fertile valley floor of the central Val Venosta. Its apple orchards are divided between Laces and Ciardes a few kilometres away. In the past, there was livestock which grazed on the farm but the last cow was sold in 1976. Now Golden Delicious, Idared, Gala, Braeburn and Red Delicious grow in these spacious orchards. Horst loves plants. He did an apprenticeship in horticulture, and then gardened for a living before taking over from his parents on the farm. Then, in 1993, he converted Leng over to certified organic agriculture. For Horst, it was all about doing something good for his own health, and for nature. Even though starting up in organics was no easy task, this idealist is now happy with his decision and his orchards are a little piece of paradise. They are surrounded by hedges and stone walls which offer protection and habitats for beneficial fauna like his father-in-law's bees.
 

Where I live

My harvest
 
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
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
Braeburn
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.
Availability
October - May
 
Appearance: 
Roll shaped with a smooth and shiny surface, golden yellow base, scarlet to dark red with stripes
Features: 
very juicy with firm bite and firm pulp
Taste: 
pleasant proportion of sugar and acid, very refreshing
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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