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Vill Kajetan

Organic Producer – Villhof

„Organic vocation since 1985: this is my life.“

My story

The Villhof farm in the centre of Silandro has been in the Vill family for centuries. Even today there is a family member responsible for each individual part of it. The young farmer Kajetan is responsible for organic apple production.

Three years of agricultural college in Rotholz plus fruit farming training in Weinsberg have given him the best possible preparation for it, along with a profound understanding of nature. Now Kajetan has a wide range to offer nature lovers.

He grows Gala, Topaz, Jonagold, Red Delicious, Braeburn and Golden Delicious and he makes organic apple juice for sale in the farm shop. Guests can enjoy the farm from close quarters both at the family-owned organic riding stables and in the organic country hotel. At the table, only the best organic products from kitchen and cellar are served and tours of the business illustrate its closed-cycle system. And the Vills really know what they are talking about. After all, in 1985 they were one of the pioneer families in the Val Venosta when they converted to organics.
 
My harvest
 
Bonita
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.
Availability
January - May
Appearance: 
opaque radiant red colour on creamy background, homogeneous shape, very smooth shell
Features: 
juicy and crunchy bite
Taste: 
aromatic with pronounced acidity
Royal Gala
The elegant precocity
The tasty gala appears every summer in its reddish yellow shell and the new apple season begins.
Availability
September - March
 
Appearance: 
smooth shell, spherical shape, slightly conical, pale yellow base colour with bright red and striped cover
Features: 
crispy and juicy with firm pulp
Taste: 
refreshing, sweet with little acidity
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!
Availability
September - July
 
Appearance: 
dark red colour, conical shape, oblong
Features: 
juicy with very white pulp
Taste: 
sweet, very aromatic with relatively slight acidity
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.
Availability
October - September
 
Appearance: 
greenish yellow to golden yellow
Features: 
juicy with very fine and soft pulp
Taste: 
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.
Availability
January - April
Appearance: 
red to dark red, rustic appearance
Features: 
good texture and juiciness, crunchy and compact
Taste: 
sweet and sour with pear and citrus aroma
Pinova
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.
Availability
January - July
 
Appearance: 
Bicolour, yellow to greenish, at least 30% of the fruit is covered with a bright vermilion colour
Features: 
refreshing with very crisp, juicy and firm pulp
Taste: 
Balanced proportion of sugar and acid
Scilate / envy™
The fresh surprise
For its juicy sweetness and light pear note, you can really envy the Scilate / envy™. In addition, you can share it very well with friends, because even if the apple likes to sunbathe, its pulp never gets tanned.
Availability
November - April
 
Appearance: 
red background colour, slightly striped
Features: 
very juicy, compact and crunchy pulp
Taste: 
sweet and juicy with a light pear aroma
Topaz
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.
Availability
January - May
Appearance: 
basic yellow tone with red striped components, round shape with flattened calyx
Features: 
crunchy pulp with pleasant cream colouring
Taste: 
acidified with sharp acidity
Braeburn
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.
Availability
November - May
 
Appearance: 
Roll shaped with a smooth and shiny surface, golden yellow base, scarlet to dark red with stripes
Features: 
very juicy with firm bite and firm pulp
Taste: 
pleasant proportion of sugar and acid, very refreshing
Minneiska / SweeTango®
Summer in an apple
Juicy and sweet, with tropical notes and fruity notes of pineapple, banana, and fennel seeds.
Availability
September - November
Appearance: 
Base color yellow, covering color ruby red with lenticels.
Features: 
Pleasant texture, juicy and crunchy.
Taste: 
Notes of pineapple, banana and fennel seeds dominate the aromatic profile. Balanced in sweetness and acidity.
 
 

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