BIO Organic Producer – Vogelsanghof
“My first thought? The wellbeing of my family.”
Getting our sons involved
The crate is filling up
Richard brings over an empty crate
Look how happy the Platzgummer family are in the apple orchard!
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 - 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
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 - July
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
WA38 / Cosmic Crisp®
Heavenly attractive in appearance and taste. Pleasant summer fruitiness with aromas of green grass, kiwi and gooseberry.
February – April
Dark red-purple blush on a yellow-bright base color.
Very crunchy, particularly juicy and with a hard paring.
Sweet-sour; balanced taste. Aromas of green grass, kiwi and gooseberry.