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Varieties

Menu Jonagold Gala Golden Delicious Elstar Red Delicious Braeburn Morgendurft Fuji Granny Smith Winesap Biological Pinova

Gala

Taste

Low acidity, sweet aroma, crunchy

Availability

Mid-August to mid-March

Golden Delicious

Taste

Juicy, sweet aroma with fine fruit acid

Availability

Mid-September to July.

Red Delicious

Taste

Crispy, juicy, sweet with an aroma typical of this variety

Availability

Early/mid-September to May

Fuji

Taste

Aromatic, crunchy, juicy with a high fruit sugar content

Availability

October to May

Granny Smith

Taste

Fresh, juicy with an acidic tang and firm flesh

Availability

Beginning of October to mid-June

Pinova

Taste

Crunchy, juicy and crisp

Availability

from mid-January to June

Jonagold

Taste

Juicy, sweet yet slightly acidic, very aromatic

Availability

Mid-September to June

Braeburn

Taste

Juicy, crunchy with firm fruit flesh, pleasant balance of sweetness and acidity

Availability

Start of October to end of May

Elstar

Taste

Spicy, fruity aroma, refreshing sweet/acidic taste

Availability

End of August to end of February

Morgendurft

Taste

Fresh, firm flesh, sweetly acidic

Availability

Mid-October to June

Winesap

Taste

Crunchy, extremely juicy, sweet and very finely acidic

Availability

Start/mid-October to May

Biological

They have traditionally shunned chemically synthetic fertilisers and insecticides, and instead use the full force of nature through organic cultivation techniques.

In order to maintain this quality over the long term, organic cultivation must also comply with strict directives: EU Council Directive No. 2092/91 of 24th June 1991 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring there to in agricultural products and foodstuffs; and subsequent modification with regulation No. 392/2004 of 24th February 2004

Availability

Availability of all the varieties mentioned above, but organically produced

Packaging

  • Wood Bins – loose
  • Plastic Bins to be returned – loose
  • Case 50x30 cm in 1 or 2 layers
  • Case 60x40cm with 1 or 2 layers
  • Max Pack (30x50x27 cm) aprox. 13-15 kg. or Fruitbox - loose
  • Reusable plastic case: IFCO, Europool, Chep
  • Bags: 1Kg / 1,5kg / 2kg / 3 kg net
  • Tray with 4, 6 or more pieces of fruts

Quality

South Tyrol is a very fertile land with the optimal climate for growing apples of an excellent quality. It is located in northern Italy in the heart of the Alps (the sunny side) where water is plentiful and enjoys more than 300 days of sunlight per year, during the fall there is a very great temperature variation between night and day enhancing the sugar content and the quality of the apples. South Tyrol is known as the apple garden of Europe, apples are grown at an altitude ranging from 220m to1100m above sea level and are produced on very small holdings (2 hectares average holding) so that every farmer knows every single tree and grows his apples with an extreme respect of the environment.

Full traceability is guaranteed (lot and field for every single apple)

Maximum respect of hygiene and food safety in all steps of production and processing

Certifications

  • I.G.P. (Indication Geographic Protected) obtained from the European Comunity since January 2006
  • Integral Production: called in South Tirol AGRIOS
  • GlobalGap
  • BRC (British Retail Consortium)
  • IFS (International Food Standard)
  • ISO 9001:2000 (Quality Management System)
  • ISO 14000:2044 (Environment Management System)
  • BIO – Ecological production

Zone of production

  • About 10% of the apples produced in Europe come from South Tyrol (average yearly production 1 million tons)
  • Hundreds of dedicated growers cuddle their apples, they are picked and stored in cooperatives using the most recent technology to store the apples in perfect conditions (refrigerated in Ultra Low Oxygen).The apples are then selected and graded according to the demand in the following months.
  • The 26 cooperatives of South Tyrol are eager to satisfy all your requests on conservation manipulation and packaging.

South Tirol is situated in north of Italy, in the Italian Alps. It borders Switzerland and Austria. Until the First World War it was a part of Tyrol, belonging to the Austro-Ungarian Empire, that´s why the main language spoken here is German and their mountains are as beautiful as from the Austrian Tyrol, but with a Mediterranean climate ideal for the production of apples.

Contents of an apple

Why apples are a healthy food?

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” This old proverb is still very actual and resumes why eating apples is good for our health.

  • Apples are rich in minerals, vitamins, pectins, acids and carbohydrates and have a water content of 85%. Most of these substances readily digested are contained in or just under the skin so apples should be washed and eaten with the skin.
  • Also apples are natural tooth brushes rich in fibres and fruity acids. They clean the teeth naturally and reduce the bacteria.
  • High content of vitamin C and other antioxidants may prevent cancer.
  • Pectin is helpful in preventing heart and circulatory disease.
  • High fructose content ideal for diabetics
  • Being rich in carotenes it offers a sun block
  • Apples are often used as skin beauty creams or masks

Nutritionary contents of an apple

Vitamins:
 
A
8 mg
E
0.6 mg
B1 (thiamin)
0.03 mg
B2 (fiboflavin)
0.02 mg
B6 (piridoxin)
0.026 mg
Niacin
0.01 mg
C (ascorbic acid)
7 mg
H Biothin
0.0009 mg
nicotinic acid
0.200 mg
Nutritionary elements:
 
KJ
251
Kcal
60
Proteíns
0.2 gr
Fats
0.6 gr
Carbohydrates
13.5 gr
Water
84.5 gr
Fibers
1 gr
Minerals:
 
Sodium
2 mg
Potassium
127 mg
Calcium
7 mg
Phosforum
11 mg
Magnesium
6 mg
Iron
0.4 mg
Fluorum
0.01 mg