Organic farmer Management: Oberdörfer Hansjörg
„My apples should be natural“
My business manager Hansjörg is a real expert.
The grass under the apple trees is regularly mowed.
Hansjörg measures the small apples to determine the time of harvest.
Hansjörg loves his work.
In autumn we harvest the work of the whole year.
I would like to convert Val Venosta’s mountain sun and the mild southern climate into natural fruits. This is why I have chosen Oberdörfer Hansjörg of the Faichtguat-Hof farm in Laces as my business manager. I’m very pleased about his natural and organic production methods – day by day. So I’m sure that the only thing in it is what it says on the packaging.
He manages my orchard together with his own apple orchards and can count on his family’s support, especially during the work-intensive cultivation and harvest periods. We share the same values that Hansjörg daily respects at work. This is what I’m grateful for. And for the many fruits, of course. He does a really good job.
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!
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
Snow White’s apple is sweet as honey
With its red cheeks, the Ambrosia™ is really good for biting. Children especially love this particularly sweet apple, which makes this healthy snack literally a treat!
October - April
yellow base colour with flaming red secondary colour
juicy and crispy pulp
very sweet and juicy, reminiscent of honey and nectar