Frost irrigation: Ice protects from frost!
We save our very precious apple blossoms with the help of special techniques for the protection of buds and flowers.
Val Venosta’s apple trees in blossom are a wonderful blaze of color
As far as the eye can see, Val Venosta’s apple orchards are full of flowers that spread a fresh scent from mid-April to the beginning of May. These apple trees in blossom are a real blaze of color. Val Venosta’s apple producers care for their apple orchards with great care and attention to turn them into a breathtaking natural spectacle year by year. If, however, the temperatures drop below freezing at night, frost irrigation is used.
The aim is preserving the blossoms
The white and pink flowers in the apple orchards are very precious. We therefore use special techniques for the protection of buds and flowers: As soon as the temperatures drop below freezing, we turn on the frost irrigation that allows us to protect the flowers from frost in cold spring nights due to still low temperatures. The flowers are then encased in a thin layer of ice and thus protected in frosty spring nights.
The best care for apple orchards
Our apple producers care for their precious trees with great care and attention. They monitor the temperatures and use special techniques for the protection of buds and flowers if necessary. The heat released when water freezes protects the delicate flowers from low temperatures caused by frosty nights in spring. All this is necessary to minimize the frost damages, as Val Venosta’s apple producers entirely or partially live on apple production.