BIO Organic Producer – Etschhof
„An organic apple is the perfect link between man and nature.“
Discussing the quality of the apples
Going for a walk
There's a lot of chatter at Etschhof farm!
Time for a fresh apple crate
Happy at work
Not far from the Stelvio Pass, in Prad, Augustin Kobler has an organic farm which he manages with his family. Organics are not just a farming or subsistence technique for him. "Being organic is a way of life which subsumes us into its own cycle," explains Augustin. And you can see what he means on his farm. He grows Gala, Topaz and Golden Delicious in his orchards, which are left to grow as nature intended. The farm also has sheep, cows and horses. The manure produced by the livestock is time-consumingly composted and processed so that it can be used in the orchards as a natural, organic fertilizer. Augustin converted to organic farming in 2005. It was the concept of the cycle which convinced him to make the move. For him, organics means closed, natural cycles. And the taste of his apples is testament to human and natural activity in perfect harmony.
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 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 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