BIO Organic Producer – Oberangerhof
„You can best love nature by respecting it.“
Christian Gamper's farm is in Plars, which is a small village in between the high mountains of the Texel Group nature park on one side and the Mediterranean spa town of Merano on the other. Christian manages this traditional South Tyrol heritage estate alongside his family. He especially relies on his daughter's skillful hands. This is just as well, because the wide range of varieties which prosper on his farm require a lot of manual input. He spent several years gaining comprehensive training at the Laimburg technical college for fruit production, viticulture and horticulture in South Tyrol, which stood him in good stead in his work as an organic grower. He converted the farm in 1999. It was a logical decision for him: "anyone who wants to live with nature must respect it. The best way of doing this is by gaining organic certification." These days his work does not just win over health-conscious connoisseurs. The family-run Oberanger farm house also takes in guests who can experience organic apple growing first hand between Easter and November.
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 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
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
Nicoter / Kanzi®
With its proper balance of sweetness and acidity, Nicoter / Kanzi® offers a harmonious taste experience, almost like yoga for the palate.
October - June
red base colour with yellow secondary colour, rounded shape
compact, firm pulp, very crispy and juicy
balanced ratio of sugar and acid
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