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Schiefer Josef

BIO Organic Producer

“Passionate farmer.”

My story

Parcines is close to the spa town of Merano and is protected by the imposing mountain peaks of the Texel Group. Josef Schiefer's orchards surround the village. He now runs the business, which he inherited, with his wife. Before owning the farm he worked in a bank, but he soon gave that up to attend the South Tyrol technical college for fruit production, viticulture and horticulture in Laimburg. He now grows organic apples and describes himself as a "farmer with passion". He has many different varieties in his orchards. Because they all ripen at different times, Josef is able to spread his work out well throughout the year. For him, working with nature is a privilege and the harvest is a tangible reward for a whole year's work. His neighbour played a key role in supporting him in his decision to convert to organics in 2007. These days, Josef Schiefer is happy that he made the move. Because "healthy food," as he puts it, "makes healthy people".

Where I live

My harvest
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
WA38 / Cosmic Crisp®
Heavenly taste
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.


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