In the realm of crop farming, the Venosta Valley apple enjoys absolute pride of place. There are approximately 2,000 farmers in the Venosta Valley, producing over 200,000 tonnes of apples annually.
Over 90% of the apples are grown following integrated crop cultivation methods in the most natural way possible, while about 6% are organically produced.
Venosta Valley has a special climate, with little rain and the lowest rainfall in the Alps. The strong sunshine by day alternates with a light breeze blowing through the valley by night, producing a "cold room effect", giving the apples their special crispness. Thanks to these particular climatic conditions, making possible the cultivation of fruit at this altitude, the Venosta Valley apple has a particularly appetising taste.
Information about the apples' cultivation
Information about the South Tyrol Apple PGI