In conversation with Ricky Huber Ortler

An expanse of white and pink which covers the hill from the valley floor up to the summit: the sight of South Tyrol’s apple orchards in bloom is the stuff of legends. A spectacle which is far more than just a sight for sore eyes or a photo opportunity: it is the prelude to an abundant harvest in the autumn. Various factors are involved in the transformation of a flower into a red Marlene® apple; these include pollination by the bees and night-time temperatures that are not excessively rigid. But that’s not all. The delicate flowers and shoots are exposed to various sources of danger. Now I’m going to tell you how I protect them.