The size of the entire cultivation area for South Tyrolean Apples, 18,400 hectares
to be exact, is three and a half times the size of Bolzano/Bozen, South Tyrol's capital city, or 25.770 football fields. Conditions for apple cultivation
are particularly good in the Alps. Farmer’s apple orchards extend from Salorno/Salurn in the south through the Etschtal valley and the low mountain range hills of Burgraviato/Burggrafenamt to the Vinschgau valley. The South Tyrolean Apple is also at home further east in the Eisacktal valley near Bressanone/Brixen.
The fact that apple growing is so important in South Tyrol is not only due to its good taste, but also to the 7,000 hard-working South Tyrolean fruit growers
, most of whom cultivate quite small farms of two to three hectares, often extending over several quite separate plots of land, so that every apple variety
can grow in South Tyrol at the altitude to which it is best suited.