Organic Producer - Faichtguat
„My favorite color has always been transparency.“
My father Karl is on hand with help and advice.
I regularly measure the apples’ size to determine the time of harvest.
We have to mow regularly in summer.
We enjoy a well-earned rest when the work is done.
A 5,000-year old menhir from the Bronze Age was found in my hometown in Laces in 1992. My family’s agricultural roots don’t go back that far, but the awarded heritage estate certificate confirms a tradition of more than 200 years.
The fundamental principle in all these years was a healthy and honest production with apples that only contain what’s written on the packaging. I converted to organic a few years ago to emphasize this principle even more. Both during my training at the South Tyrolean technical college for fruit production, viticulture and horticulture and my advanced training as a horticulturist specialized in fruit production in Germany the idea of organic production became clearer and clearer and was finally put into practice.
The Faichtguat-Hof farm should both continue to adhere to its values and keep up with the times. As long as Val Venosta’s sun and the mild, southern climate are on my side, fruit production in this corner of the world is a wonderfully exciting and transparent thing.
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
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
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