Integrated & organic farming
Work during the season
The cooperative system
Discover the land of apples
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Yards of yummy
7000 orchardists' families
care for South Tyrolean apples on an area of ca. 18,400 hectares. That relates to ca. 2.5% of South Tyrol’s total area and more area than
25,000 soccer fields
. Every second apple harvested in Italy comes from South Tyrol – ca. 950,000 tons of apples are picked here every year. That corresponds to
50% of the Italian and 10% of the European apple yield
. Half of the
South Tyrolean apple harvest
is exported to Europe and the Arabian countries. Germany has the biggest appetite for South Tyrolean apples with 30% of the total exports.
Organic? Of course!
have a long tradition in South Tyrol: they’ve been cultivated here since the 1980s. Our nearly 40% share of the market makes South Tyrol the
largest supplier of organic apples in Europe.
The climate is right
On more than
300 days a year, the sun shines here
, or more than 2000 hours. The interplay of warm days and cool nights in the fall gives the fruit its delicious sweetness, its special aroma and its unique color. An average of
800 mm of annual precipitation
and porous, airy soil make for perfect growing conditions.
The world of South Tyrolean Apples PGI
300 sunny days, fertile soils and heights of 200 to 1,000 meters above sea level create ideal cultivation conditions for the South Tyrolean apple.
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