Perfect to be shared: South Tyrolean apples
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All about apples

Everything you always wanted to know about apples

  1. How many calories does an apple have?
    100 g of apple delivers 53 kilocalories.
  2. How many apples are there in a kilogram?
    4-6 apples weigh one kilogram.
  3. How much does an apple weigh?
    An apple’s weight depends on the variety and the size of the fruit. On average, an apple weighs between 150 g and 250 g.
  4. How much vitamin C is there in one apple?
    100 g of apple contains 12 mg of vitamin C. That is equivalent to 15% of the daily requirement.
  5. What is the correct way to store apples?
    At home, you should store apples in a cool cellar or a refrigerator. In winter, you can also store them in a covered container outdoors. Apples keep longer if you seal the fruit in air-tight plastic bags. Do not keep apples at room temperature in a fruit bowl for more than ten days. Eat or use apples immediately once you cut them. Apples should not be stored together with other fruit as they secrete ethylene, which causes nearby fruit to ripen faster.
  6. What do apples consist of?
    Apples are composed of up to 85% water and are, therefore, excellent thirst quenchers. They contain hardly any fats or calories. Instead, they’re made up of valuable ingredients such as vitamins, minerals and secondary plant substances.
  7. Which apples are best for baking apple strudel?
    The Golden Delicious variety is ideal for apple strudel. However, you can basically use the variety whose flavour you like the most.
  8. How many apples does South Tyrol produce each year?
    About 900,000 tonnes of apples, or 8% of all apples grown in Europe, are harvested in South Tyrol each year.
  9. What makes South Tyrol an ideal apple farming region?
    Apple country South Tyrol is characterised by particularly fertile soils and environmentally friendly cultivation methods close to nature. The high altitudes of 200 to 1100 metres above sea level and the warm, sunny days, combined with cool nights, create ideal growing conditions. South Tyrolean apples have a particularly strong flavour, a fresh aroma, distinctive colouring and have a long shelf life.
  10. What effect does frost protection irrigation in spring have?
    During the blooming period, South Tyrol’s farmers have to keep a very close eye on the temperatures. The flowers need watering in cold spells and at temperatures around 0°C. This coats the apple blossoms with a thin layer of ice, generating heat that is released as the water freezes to protect the blossoms against low temperatures.
  11. How long does it take to develop a new variety?
    Roughly 20 years.
  12. Where did apples originate?
    Apples are originally from Kazakhstan.