The area around Bozen is a true apple paradise and the largest enclosed fruit-growing region of Europe. The finest fruits grow in approximately 200 km² of land along the Etsch from Salurn to the Burggrafenamt district. Another smaller growing area can be found at Brixen.
The region has an ideal climate to support the best harvests: numerous varieties thrive at altitudes of between 200 and 1,000 metres. Each year, an average 300 days of sun guarantees ripe fruits. In addition the changing airstreams, both warm and cold, give the apples a fresh, juicy aroma.
But all these climactic advantages would be meaningless if it were not for the unusual quality of the soil. The trees grow in light to medium-weight soil with low levels of clay and relatively high levels of sand and coarse sand.
These are ideal conditions for Golden Delicious, Royal Gala, Granny Smith, Stark Delicious, Braeburn, Fuji, Cripps Pink and many others.