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Tscholl Meinrad

BIO Organic Producer – Sägehof

“Organic? A healthy break of contemplation.“

My story

Säge farm is on the Monte Sole Mountain in Silandro and it has been run by three generations of the Tscholl family. It is exceptional in that its impressive 1,100 metres of altitude make it one of the highest fruit farms in the Val Venosta. Meinrad did an apprenticeship and worked for a long time as a mason. He only took over the farm from his parents much later. Nowadays, he is helped by his wife and children. Relatives also come to help with the picking during the busy harvest period. Meinrad especially enjoys winter pruning. That is when he can shape the trees and directly affect their yield. Besides, it leaves a lot of time for thinking. He has run Säge as a organic-certified farm since 2006. He is now supplementing the apples by farming cherries and rye in a way which is close to nature. Meinrad is looking forward to the new challenges this will bring. Because healthy food is a basic requirement for a good life.
 

Where I live

My harvest
 
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
from October to November
 
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
from January to 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
Cherries
The sweet seducer
Vitamins and healthy minerals are naturally present in the juice of our cherries. But our farmers make them unique: they allow them to patiently unfold their magnificent aroma and their complete sweetness and then harvest them lovingly by hand. It is really good to eat cherries from the Venosta Valley farmers.
Availability
from mid-July to mid-August
Appearance: 
round heart-shaped, bright dark red to violet-black with very long stems
Features: 
firm, crispy and juicy
Taste: 
sweet with pleasant acidity
 
 

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