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Wielander Florian

BIO Organic Producer – Steinhaus-Hof

„Organic is a way that you either go or don’t go.“

My story

Steinhaus farm is in Colsano at the foot of Val Venosta's Monte Sole Mountain. Like the others in the area, its orchards are criss-crossed with many dry stone walls built with remains from the Via Claudia Augusta Roman road which used to stretch the full length of the Val Venosta. The farm is an ancient heritage estate which has been passed from generation to generation of the Wielander family for 200 years. Father Heinrich and son Florian, who attended the Fürstenburg agricultural college, are a good team and, in their view, the most important thing is to enjoy the work. They grow Golden Delicious, Gala, Red Delicious, Braeburn and Fuji in their orchards, and the kitchen garden has herbs, potatoes, vegetables, pears, peaches, walnuts, nectarines and grapes. Health was the main reason for switching the whole business over to organics in 2006. Florian and Heinrich wanted to farm in as natural a way as possible. They even converted the way they grow their own food. They are planning on turning their next dream into reality soon: making organic wine from their own grapes. That will mean that they can go one hundred percent their own, organic way.
 

Where I live

My story
My harvest
 
Red Delicious
Red seduction
The image of the Red Delicious is difficult to resist. Seeing red can be really nice. And the red flavour is even more beautiful!
Availability
October - May
 
Appearance: 
dark red colour, conical shape, oblong
Features: 
juicy with very white pulp
Taste: 
sweet, very aromatic with relatively slight 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
SQ 159 / Natyra®
Natural talent loaded with aroma
The rustic apple with delicate pear and citrus spices keeps the pests away and impresses by its excellent flavour.
Availability
October - April
Appearance: 
red to dark red, rustic appearance
Features: 
good texture and juiciness, crunchy and compact
Taste: 
sweet and sour with pear and citrus aroma
Fuji
Explosion of intense flavour
The Fuji apple is named after a volcano, but inside the Japanese is very sweet.
Availability
November - May
 
Appearance: 
pale pink to dark red, lightly striped colour on a greenish-yellow background, rounded shape
Features: 
compact and very juicy with high sugar content
Taste: 
very sweet and aromatic
Scilate / Envy™
The fresh surprise
For its juicy sweetness and light pear note, you can really envy the Scilate / Envy™. In addition, you can share it very well with friends, because even if the apple likes to sunbathe, its pulp never gets tanned.
Availability
December - April
 
Appearance: 
red background colour, slightly striped
Features: 
very juicy, compact and crunchy pulp
Taste: 
sweet and juicy with a light pear aroma
Topaz
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.
Availability
Dicember - April
Appearance: 
basic yellow tone with red striped components, round shape with flattened calyx
Features: 
crunchy pulp with pleasant cream colouring
Taste: 
acidified with sharp acidity
Braeburn
Fruity and refreshing taste, aromatic, perfect sugar-acid ratio, compact.
Gala
Juicy, sweet aroma and low level of acid.
Jonagold
Juicy, aromatic, sweet and finely acidic taste due to a balanced sugar-acid ratio.
 
 

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