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 - March
opaque radiant red colour on creamy background, homogeneous shape, very smooth shell
juicy and crunchy bite
aromatic with pronounced acidity
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
compact, firm pulp, very crispy and juicy
balanced ratio of sugar and acid
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