BIO Organic Producer – Baumgartenhof
„Organic apples are a unique experience.“
School at the farm
In the apple orchard
Everybody helps when it’s time to thin out by hand
Not only children like llama trekking
Since the 1990s, Günther Platzgummer has been growing organic apples at his fruit farm in the village of Tablà, at the foot of the Tramontana Mountain. His family all help out as a great team, and the farm has gained educational status. Günther says that his extensive, practical experience has been just as instrumental to his success as his technical education in fruit production and viticulture. The varieties are mostly Golden and Red Delicious which grow with exceptional aromas and fine skins thanks to the orchard's hillside location. Günther is an experienced custodian of nature and his view is that "the land is the most important thing, the plant's true food source". As a result he encourages soil health and takes care to use natural fertilisers. No wonder then that Günther's guests especially love his traditional orchards. They come for farmstays in eco-holiday homes made of timber, wattle and daub, sourced from woodland on the estate. Günther's guided tour of the farm and his educational treks on llamas are always a big hit. Just like his organic apples.
Where I live
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
SQ 159 / Natyra®
Natural talent loaded with aroma
The rustic apple with delicate pear and citrus spices keeps the pests away and impresses by its excellent flavour.
October - April
red to dark red, rustic appearance
good texture and juiciness, crunchy and compact
sweet and sour with pear and citrus aroma
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