Bio Organic Producer
„Reducing waste with the help of organic“
Alois likes the smell of celery
Apricots are privately consumed
Quality control of cauliflower
Florian and Aloisat work in the apple orchard
Florian carefullyexamines theapple tree leaves
The farm of the Gunsch family is located at the center of the small village of Tarres situated on an alluvial fan above Laces. You can enjoy a wonderful view of Val Venosta’s impressive landscape from the orchards in the immediate surroundings of the village. Alois and his son Florian together run the farm, which has been owned by the Gunsch family for more than 100 years. Alois and Florian both completed an agricultural training. They are passionate farmers and form a good team: While Alois prefers manual work, Florian likes using agricultural machines.
„For me, mowing the grass under the trees is a soothing work,“ says Alois. Florian especially likes establishing a new apple orchard – from building the framework to stabilize the trees to planting the apple trees because “I like creating something new and permanent.“ In very work-intensive periods such as during picking and harvest, they are helped by the whole family and seasonal workers. In addition to producing various apple varieties that get a perfect coloring thanks to the hilly location of the orchards, Alois and Florian also grow different types of vegetables.
The fact that organic production is the right way for both of them was a logical consequence: Before their conversion to organic production Alois and Florian had already farmed sustainably, renounced to superfluous treatments and reduced the use of fertilizers to a minimum. For Alois and Florian organic means producing a precious and healthy product that is appreciated by the client and thus creates a bond between consumer and producer. Furthermore, organic production is a way to reduce the waste of food.
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 image of the Red Delicious is difficult to resist. Seeing red can be really nice. And the red flavour is even more beautiful!
September - July
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 - 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
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