“Enthusiasm is earth’s best fruit.”
Grandmother is happy to get fresh apples
Mowing with the mowing machine
Who is faster at grinding the scythe?
Working in the tops
Discussion with the father
Naturno is a lively, colourful place not far from the spa town of Merano. It is ideal for a farmer like Simon Ruatti because Naturno has the highest number of days of sunshine in South Tyrol. Because agriculture was always his dream, Simon started up by renting a large, enclosed piece of land. It is surrounded by two channels of water. This is where Simon grows his apples.
The majority of his harvest consists of the Morgenduft variety which is a true rarity. The apples are grown on the last remaining high-trunk trees in the neighbourhood. Simon walks around the orchards every day, performing checks. He also undertakes a lot of manual jobs, all with a large dose of youthful enthusiasm. Following organic farming guidelines to the letter is very important to him.
Simon is convinced that this is how to produce the healthiest food possible, for humans, animals and plants alike. Striving to find the right balance is a great motivation for Simon. Organics are a challenge: intervening as little as possible, taking good care of the crop, and adopting these values as a way of life.
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!
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
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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 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
Explosion of intense flavour
The Fuji apple is named after a volcano, but inside the Japanese is very sweet.
November - May
pale pink to dark red, lightly striped colour on a greenish-yellow background, rounded shape
compact and very juicy with high sugar content
very sweet and aromatic
The beautiful acid
Topaz makes biting the sour apple worthy! The aromatic fruit impresses with a pleasant acidity and is also a common variety in organic farming.
January - May
basic yellow tone with red striped components, round shape with flattened calyx
crunchy pulp with pleasant cream colouring
acidified with sharp acidity
The kitchen ace
The apple with the striking name will not only make your kitchen smell in the morning. It is particularly suitable for further processing in desserts, fruit salads, strudels, cakes and compotes. Winter-friends pay attention: The Morgenduft also tastes very good baked.
November - February
greenish yellow base colour, most of the fruit has a bright red cover colour, matt shell, slightly rounded and flattened shape
white, firm and juicy pulp
fresh and bittersweet
The energetic world citizen
These tubers have it all: Not only are they truly nutritious, but they also come in different versions: from soft to solid and compact, they grow in the Venosta Valley so that each recipe has the right potato for it.