Hardly any other crop is as diverse as apples. Each individual variety has different requirements for its environment and, of course, for those who grow them:
the Marlene® apple farmers in South Tyrol - Südtirol.
Through their great passion and enthusiasm, they ensure that we can buy these little masterpieces on the market or in the supermarket and enjoy their different flavours at home.
In this series they tell us more about their everyday life with the apples and what makes life as an apple farmer so unique.
If you look across our apple farmers' fields, the many different varieties smile at you. For Sonja, there are several reasons why she opts for a rich variety.
Frost, warmth and sunlight. Many criteria influence apples' taste and colour. Martin Pircher briefly explains exactly how these conditions are used to highlight the unmistakable properties of the individual varieties.
If you want to harvest several hectares of apple orchards, you can't do it by yourself. Ernst Hofer explains how an apple harvest works and what resources it requires.
To ensure that apple cultivation does not cause harm to later generations, it is important to take measures in good time. Christian Raffeiner specifies how Marlene® apple farmers work together and in harmony with nature.
There are good reasons for why the largest apple-growing region in Europe is located in South Tyrol - Südtirol. Stefan Klotzner tells you which factors favour this location and ensure rich soil.
Blossoming is without question one of the most important events in the life of an apple tree. It is also a critical moment in cultivation. Ricky Huber Ortler knows exactly what to look out for.