BIO Organic Producer – Egarthof
„Our future lies in the hands of organic agriculture.“
The tractor is often used during the harvest
Every single apple is harvested from the tree by hand
The filled apple box is ready to be taken to the cooperative for storage
Andreas and his father talk about the apple quality
His father helps where he can
Egart farm in Corces is at the foot of the Monte Sole Mountain, surrounded by extensive chestnut groves. Andreas Gemassmer is now the third generation in his family to manage it. His father helps out when they are short-handed and occasionally local friends come too. Andreas is someone who knows exactly what he wants. His decision to go organic was informed and taken purposefully. Even though the extra work involved is not always easy for someone who has to live with just one leg. "At home we take care to follow a healthy lifestyle according to organic principles. My family's health was all the convincing I needed to justify moving Egart farm over to organics." These days Andreas tends to his orchards' fertility by using gentle products and beneficial organisms. The negative headlines which afflict other areas of the food industry convince him more and more that his approach is the right one. Andreas is convinced that "Organics are the agricultural technology our future needs."
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 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
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