Organic Producer Management: Freddy Reinstadler
„Organic with imperial view“
The harvest, the highlight of the year.
My nephew helps me in the apple orchards.
We eagerly wait for the harvest period every year.
My business manager Freddy has everything under control.
We daily dedicate ourselves to our organic apples with joy and commitment.
When I work in the apple orchards with my business manager Freddy and my nephew, I often have to pause. The Merano spa town is just below us. What an imperial view! The Roman Via Claudia Augusta passed there in ancient times and Empress Sissi visited our territory several times as well.
We, the inhabitants of Parcines, are very proud of our panorama and the mighty mountains of Gruppo di Tessa behind us. They give us fresh spring water for irrigating our orchards. We need a lot of water on our sunny slopes. This is why the Parcines waterfall with a height of nearly 100 meters is the symbol of our elixir of life.
Gala, my favorite variety, finds best conditions here. We already harvest this early variety in August with our family. It’s followed by other organic varieties that we care for with great enthusiasm and commitment every day. The highlight of the year is the highly anticipated harvest period when an imperial tasting of our organically produced fruits is a real must.
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 kitchen ace
The apple with the striking name will not only make your kitchen smell in the morning. It is particularly suitable for further processing in desserts, fruit salads, strudels, cakes and compotes. Winter-friends pay attention: The Morgenduft also tastes very good baked.
November - May
greenish yellow base colour, most of the fruit has a bright red cover colour, matt shell, slightly rounded and flattened shape