BIO Organic Producer – Unterhueb-Hof
„Trees can tell us many things about the future.“
The Wielander family of the Unterhueb-Hof farm
Claudia is picking apples
Horst shows his son how to assess the size of the apple by hand
Father and daughter have fun in the apple orchard
Horst transports the apple boxes with his tractor and trailer
Unterhueb farm in Ciardes has long been owned by the Wielander family. Horst is the organic farmer here, and he trained at the South Tyrol technical college for fruit production, viticulture and horticulture. He manages the farm on his own, only needing the help of extra pairs of hands during picking and harvest. The sun-exposed topography at Unterhueb is ideal for organic farming. Golden Delicious, Gala, Braeburn and Red Delicious all thrive here and the kitchen garden contains vegetables and stone fruit for the family's consumption. Horst loves his work, especially pruning the apple trees in winter. That's how he gives them structure and controls their yield. It is also a time for him to concentrate completely on nature. When Horst converted to organics five years ago, he had many motivations, but his main one was fostering health, both on his own account and that of fellow human beings. These days he is proud of having made the move. Because the future will be healthy and close to nature, Horst is certain of it.
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 image of the Red Delicious is difficult to resist. Seeing red can be really nice. And the red flavour is even more beautiful!
October - May
dark red colour, conical shape, oblong
juicy with very white pulp
sweet, very aromatic with relatively slight 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
Scilate / EnvyTM
The fresh surprise
For its juicy sweetness and light pear note, you can really envy the Scilate / EnvyTM. In addition, you can share it very well with friends, because even if the apple likes to sunbathe, its pulp never gets tanned.
December - April
red background colour, slightly striped
very juicy, compact and crunchy pulp
sweet and juicy with a light pear aroma
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