Organic Producer – Obermair-Hof
„Give nature what you wish for yourself.“
Organic orchards with a Mediterranean climate – Merano in the background
Organic apples from high altitudes
Careful handling of precious goods
From generation to generation
The Obermair farm is located in Vertigen, above the sunny village of Parcines. From up here the view stretches down to the spa town of Merano in the distance. Stefan Auer is now the third generation of the family here and he runs the farm alongside his father. "Nowadays we are organic certified and we farm this way because that's what we believe in." The range of varieties – Idared, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Braeburn, Fuji, Pinova and Red Delicious – is very demanding in terms of farming inputs. Stefan is passionate about the different needs of each of the individual varieties. And he can talk knowledgeably thanks to his solid grounding at the South Tyrol technical college for fruit production, viticulture and horticulture in Laimburg. "Thinking about natural interrelationships convinced me in my decision to become an organic farmer, and the quality of my apples today justifies my choice." What's more, it is not just organic apples which feel at home in this sunny location among the chestnut groves around Vertigen. The Obermair farm also has holiday apartments which attract many regular guests, some of whom have been coming back for 30 years. Real goodness gets noticed.
Where I live
The bittersweet lady
Beauty meets acidity: This bright and smooth crossover between Topaz & Cripps Pink makes the pests stay away, therefore, it is especially popular in organic farming.
January - March
opaque radiant red colour on creamy background, homogeneous shape, very smooth shell
juicy and crunchy bite
aromatic with pronounced acidity
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 versatile gold piece
To be consumed fresh, baked, cooked, stewed and toasted, the apple of New York really is worth gold.
October - August
greenish yellow with crimson basic colour, striped and covered in faded red
juicy with loose, crispy and slightly grainy pulp
bittersweet with a balanced ratio of sugar and acid
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
Explosion of intense flavour
The Fuji apple is named after a volcano, but inside the Japanese is very sweet.
November - May
pale pink to dark red, lightly striped colour on a greenish-yellow background, rounded shape
compact and very juicy with high sugar content
very sweet and aromatic
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