BIO Organic Producer – Vogelsanghof Management: Richard Platzgummer
“Taste is my natural habitat.”
Albert explains what happens to the small apples
Apples ready for harvest
Arthur and his family in the apple orchard
Richard looking after his brother's land
The Vogelsanghof farm situated on the steep slopes of Morter has been in family ownership for three generations. Some of the orchards are in the surroundings, others are in Coldrano. While Albert pursues his own profession, his brother Richard, a qualified bricklayer, cares for their parents’ farm.
His knowledge about natural interrelations was deepened during courses and further specialized training. Richard cultivates Golden Delicious, Gala, Pinova and Red Delicious in his steep orchards very close to the forest and far away from the large apple plantations of the valley floor. They can be found between hedges and dry walls on natural terraces that constitute a perfect habitat for the useful insect fauna.
The Vogelsanghof farm has been growing organic apples since 1998. “I mainly thought of my family's wellbeing. When I go to the supermarket, I also check all the ingredients of the food I buy. Why shouldn’t I do the same in my orchards?”
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 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