BIO Organic Producer – Neuhaushof
“Producing organic is good for the soul.“
Using the scythe
Cleaning the scythe with grass
Son Michael is responsible for the mechanical work
Inspecting the mower
Norbert Stricker's Neuhaus farm is in Coldrano, near to the marble-producing village of Lasa. He inherited a part of his land from his father and uncle and he bought the rest. Norbert is a trained hydraulic engineer and solar-panel installer, but he is very clear that this is just a day job; farming is what makes him tick. Norbert's son is at agricultural high school and gives his father a hand with all the tasks on the farm. Norbert grows both red and yellow varieties, which gives him a degree of independence and ability to manage his work at harvest time better. He says that he does not like to be stressed. He enjoys harvest time and unlike many others, he gets it done in peace and quiet. Just being able to work on the farm is sufficient to soothe Norbert's mind. His orchards are traditionally planted, with peaches, apricots, cherries, plums, raspberries and strawberries, and the hens lay eggs for domestic consumption. The whole farm has been organic since 2007. It was the right thing for Norbert. He quite simply feels more at ease when he is in his orchards, and the work brings him peace and joy.
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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 - March
opaque radiant red colour on creamy background, homogeneous shape, very smooth shell
juicy and crunchy bite
aromatic with pronounced 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!
October - May
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.
October - 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
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
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 - June
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
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
compact, firm pulp, very crispy and juicy
balanced ratio of sugar and acid
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.
Dicember - April
basic yellow tone with red striped components, round shape with flattened calyx