BIO Organic Producer – Moarntorgglhof
„Let's live the present like we wish our children to live the future.“
Time to put the tractor to work
A good harvest is the pay-off for all that hard work.
Discussing the quality of the apples
Helpers are needed for the harvest
You have to learn how to pick apples properly
The Moarntorggl farm is in Silandro, the sun-drenched administrative centre of the Val Venosta. This is a family business which Martin Gufler's father managed before him. The apple orchard has rows of Golden Delicious, Gala, Pinova, Braeburn, Red Delicious, Fuji and Topaz and is truly exceptional because it is made up of terrace after terrace which climb up the steep slope. These steps in the mountain are supported by impressive natural stone walls, which provide a habitat for many natural organisms. Martin started to experiment with organic farming back in 1989. In the beginning he started with half a hectare and because the results were completely convincing, he converted the entire farm four years later. "I wanted to work in a more sustainable and more considerate way. And I wanted to leave something for the next generation which they can still use." His chestnut grove is a perfect illustration of his take on life: it is a natural buffer zone which is completely left to its own devices.
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
SQ 159 / Natyra®
Natural talent loaded with aroma
The rustic apple with delicate pear and citrus spices keeps the pests away and impresses by its excellent flavour.
October - April
red to dark red, rustic appearance
good texture and juiciness, crunchy and compact
sweet and sour with pear and citrus aroma
The beautiful acid
Topaz makes biting the sour apple worthy! The aromatic fruit impresses with a pleasant acidity and is also a common variety in organic farming.
Dicember - April
basic yellow tone with red striped components, round shape with flattened calyx