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Puintner Markus

BIO Organic Producer – Brunnentalhof

“A job that makes me really proud.”

My story

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

My harvest
Red Delicious
Red seduction
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 versatile gold piece
To be consumed fresh, baked, cooked, stewed and toasted, the apple of New York really is worth gold.
March - 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
Golden Delicious
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®
Balanced freshness
With its proper balance of sweetness and acidity, the juicy Nicoter / Kanzi® offers a harmonious taste experience and a lot of energy, almost like music for the palate.
October - July
red base colour with yellow secondary colour, rounded shape
compact, firm pulp, very crispy and juicy
balanced ratio of sugar and acid


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