BIO Organic Producer – Burghof
„ I found all the answers to my questions in organic agriculture.“
Three generations live on Burghof farm
Filling up with organic apple juice
Enjoying our own produce
Our daughter Eva is already helping out
Inside Burghof's walls
The name "Burghof" means Castle Farm so it comes as no surprise that the Burghof farm in Laces is a real mediaeval castle. The walls date back to the 9th century and the castle was first documented in 1208. For a long time, it was the winter residence of the inhabitants of Castello Monte Sant'Anna. As of now the Burghof has been the home of the Oberhofer family for three generations. Since 1998, Klaus has been growing organic certified Golden Delicious, Gala and Braeburn apples on his orchards which are spread over three villages. A part of the production is immediately pressed on the farm to make organic apple, and apple and blackcurrant juices. "Our 'Eva' organic apple juice is extremely high quality and sells out every year." A gold medal won at the MOSTBARKEITEN tastings in Austria attests to this. "If you look at agriculture globally then you can see that organic farming offers more answers and solutions." The health aspect is central to everything: "the future of agriculture can only go in one direction and that is towards organics."
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 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
Explosion of intense flavour
The Fuji apple is named after a volcano, but inside the Japanese is very sweet.
November - May
pale pink to dark red, lightly striped colour on a greenish-yellow background, rounded shape