Early in the year, when nature is just waking up, the orchards are full of apple blossom… a real feast for the eyes! To prevent accidental frost damage to the sensitive blooms at this early stage in the year, these are “iced” on frosty nights so that they can then thaw during the warmth of the day without sustaining any damage.
During the summer months some thinning out is necessary if there are too many apples on any given tree. The apples need lots of water and sunshine to grow. They get their rosy “cheeks” from cool nights as well as early morning dew in the autumn.
In South Tyrol, harvesting is underway from the middle of August right until the end of October!
Tip: You can learn about fruit growing on a tour every Friday in Auer!
Apple varieties in South Tyrol >>>
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