BIO Organic Producer – Brunnentalhof
“A job that makes me really proud.”
One last quick quality check
Markus tells the guys how to measure the size of the apples
On the way to the orchard
The organic orchard promises a good harvest
Apple crates being prepared for the harvest
Markus Puintner owns Brunnental farm in the marble-production village of Lasa. The family business goes back to his great-grandfather's day and he runs it now with his relatives and brother. Markus is a farmer by inclination and a metalworker by training. In addition to working his own land he also leases a few orchards, he teaches at the Silandro technical college for metalwork and also rents out two all-year-round holiday apartments on his family-friendly organic farm. Markus converted the Brunnental farm to organics over a decade ago. He keeps up-to-date by attending specialist courses. He now thinks that organics are the only viable way of living and working with nature. "My apples make me so proud," says Markus, "because they are pure products of nature. The ingredients are Val Venosta mountain water, high-altitude sun and cool night air."
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 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
Nicoter / Kanzi®
With its proper balance of sweetness and acidity, Nicoter / Kanzi® offers a harmonious taste experience, almost like yoga for the palate.
October - June
red base colour with yellow secondary colour, rounded shape