BIO Organic Producer – Pöderhof
„Organic is the right way for future generations.“
Inspection from the beginning
In the minutest detail
Natural and modern
Pöder farm is quite different from most of South Tyrol's organic holdings. It is located 1,100 metres above sea level in the hamlet of Alliz near Lasa village on the Monte Sole Mountain in Val Venosta. Martin Pircher manages it with his father Walter.
The other string to the farmers' bow is farmstay holidays. Martin completed his secondary education at the Ora agricultural high school. Nowadays, he also rents land from other people in addition to farming his own.
Martin carefully selects the varieties for his orchards as the altitude puts large demands on the plants, which in turn require optimal care and attention. Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Jonagold and Pinova all ripen here to perfection. Martin has always taken care to eat organic products himself. As a result, the conversion to organic farming in 2006 was a logical step for him.
He says that now he is on the right track for him and for his children. Because organics are about respect. Respect for what is there now, and for what will come next.
Where I live
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 versatile gold piece
To be consumed fresh, baked, cooked, stewed and toasted, the apple of New York really is worth gold.
October - August
greenish yellow with crimson basic colour, striped and covered in faded red
juicy with loose, crispy and slightly grainy pulp
bittersweet with a balanced ratio of sugar and acid
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.