BIO Organic Producer – Rapphof
„Health comes first with organic apples.“
The soil is loosened by machine
Seeding different flowers by hand
The young apple trees are pruned
Organic producer Roland enjoys the wonderful weather during an inspection walkway through the apple orchards in blossom
Roland is given a helping hand by his father
Laces is located in the middle of the fertile, southern sun-kissed valley floor of the Val Venosta. This is where Roland Höllrigl runs Rapphof farm. He took it over from his ancestors who go back generations in farming. "For me, variety is what makes this a vocation instead of just a job." At the end of the 1970s, the old apricot trees and traditional livestock gave way to young apple plantings. Roland is an experienced fruit grower who completed his education at the South Tyrol technical college for fruit production, viticulture and horticulture. Since 2011 he has been following strict organic guidelines. Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Gala and Kanzi all flourish on the Rapphof farm. The reason for the conversion was simple: health – his own and that of others. "Organics produce is really healthily, in a way which is close to nature."
Where I live
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
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