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 - May
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
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.
January - April
red to dark red, rustic appearance
good texture and juiciness, crunchy and compact
sweet and sour with pear and citrus aroma
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 - July
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
Scilate / envy™
The fresh surprise
For its juicy sweetness and light pear note, you can really envy the Scilate / envy™. In addition, you can share it very well with friends, because even if the apple likes to sunbathe, its pulp never gets tanned.
November - April
red background colour, slightly striped
very juicy, compact and crunchy pulp
sweet and juicy with a light pear 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.
January - May
basic yellow tone with red striped components, round shape with flattened calyx
crunchy pulp with pleasant cream colouring
acidified with sharp acidity
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.
November - 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
Pears are fruits with ancient origins. The Greek poet Homer described them as a sweet gift from God. In the sunny climate of Val Venosta, these fruits develop an enveloping sweetness and an aromatic heart. The pear is considered a versatile and vitamin-rich fruit, as well as easily digestible, to be enjoyed at any time of day.
Spherical, pear- or bell-shaped, with green, sometimes yellow or reddish skin