Organic Producer – Kandlwaalhof
“I develop my creativity in organic.”
Harvesting Golden Delicious apples
Packing the dried apples
Making juice from Weirouge apples
The Kandlwaal farm is in the marble-production village of Lasa, and in Karl Luggin's father's day it was run as a typical dairy business. These days it is a model of organic farming. Karl first trained as an electrician but continued with courses in agriculture.
In the beginning, he grew vegetables, and he started with fruit in 1980. Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Pinova, Kanzi, Weirouge, Elstar, Champagne, Granny Smith and Gala apple varieties all grow in his orchards today. In addition, he has Val Venosta Pala pears, apricots, plums, cheeries, strawberries, tomatoes, raspberries, Cabernet grapes, Kiwi fruit and herbs.
His children are passionately following in the footsteps of their energetic father. The organic produce is directly processed on the farm to create dried fruit, natural juices, apple wine, apple vinegar, apple balsamic vinegar, herb vinegars, mustard specialities and paté. Karl is especially creative when developing something new. And he knows that he has an ancient ecosystem to thank for it all. To give something back, he lovingly restored the remains of the ancient Kandlwaal irrigation channel in Val Venosta, which is now back in working order.
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
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
Nicoter / Kanzi®
With its proper balance of sweetness and acidity, the juicy Nicoter / Kanzi® offers a harmonious taste experience and a lot of energy, almost like music for the palate.
October - July
red base colour with yellow secondary colour, rounded shape
compact, firm pulp, very crispy and juicy
balanced ratio 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
crunchy pulp with pleasant cream colouring
acidified with sharp acidity
The gentle lady
The white cabbage with discrete aroma represents 95% of the vegetables production in the Venosta Valley. By the way, it owes its floral name to a botanical peculiarity: cabbage is the state of the plant that has not yet blossomed.
beginning of June - end of October
Fleshy, flower sprouts together in a radiant white head and green leaves