BIO Organic Producer - Mühlhaus
“Man and nature have the same roots.”
In summer, drip irrigation is often not enough
Thinning out small apples
The farmer’s wife also helps
A resting place for bats
Castelbello at Val Venosta’s Monte Sole Mountain is the home village of Georg Rechenmacher. The Mühlhaus farm bought by Georg’s grandfather has been in family ownership for three generations.
Georg attended the Fürstenburg agricultural college in South Tyrol and started working as a farmer when he was still at school. In 2010, the Mühlhaus farm converted to organic farming as a result of different courses, further specialized training and visits to apple orchards of other organic farmers.
For him, organic was a natural way to grow apples and to protect the traditional rural environment at the same time. The old horse chestnut tree in the middle of his apple orchard, which grew over time under the protection of nature, is the symbol of Georg’s conception. According to him we have to leave nature as it is. Because our roots are strongly linked to the ones of nature.
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
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.
January - April
red to dark red, rustic appearance
good texture and juiciness, crunchy and compact
sweet and sour with pear and citrus aroma
The juicy all-terrain
For a small snack between meals or used in many ways in the kitchen and bakery: The Braeburn is a true all-terrain. Be patient with it, as it develops its full aroma only after several storage months.
November - May
Roll shaped with a smooth and shiny surface, golden yellow base, scarlet to dark red with stripes
very juicy with firm bite and firm pulp
pleasant proportion of sugar and acid, very refreshing