BIO Organic Producer – Huterhof
„Organic agriculture is the most important challenge that I’ve mastered.“
A future for generations
Pruning of trees at icy temperatures
High quality at high altitudes
Art at the farm
Huter farm is at the entrance to the village of Silandro and has been in the same family for 150 years. Leonhard Wellenzohn is the farmer and he can manage most of the work by himself, but he relies on help from his wife, Gerda, and his son in busy periods. He grows Golden Delicious, Gala, Pinova, Red Delicious, Braeburn and Topaz apples, as well as vinifying three single-varietal, organic estate wines from Zweigelt, Pinot Noir and Solaris grapes. Leonhard says that harvest time in autumn is like receiving a school report which describes what went well and where there is room for improvement. The Wellenzohns have been organic since 1994, which makes them pioneers in Silandro. "Organics" were a new challenge back then and the more Leonhard thought about them, the more he wanted to convert. He is now certain that he made the right move. Because he himself can feel the positive effect that organics have on people.
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 - 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 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