Venosta Valley is the largest dry valley in the Alps, with less than 500 mm of rainfall per year and being characterized by sunny days and cool winds at night. The altitude of the growing areas of up to 1100m provide to apples their excellent taste, due to the long ripening times.
In the realm of crop farming, Val Venosta apples are most important. There are approximately 1,700 farmers in the Venosta Valley, producing average 350,000 tons of apples annually. About 92% of Val Venosta apples are grown according to integrated production methods in the most natural way possible, while about 8% are organically produced.
Information about the apples' cultivation
Information about the South Tyrol Apple PGI