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Fruit farm: 
holidays in the Garden of Eden
Holidays on a fruit farm in South Tyrol

Fruit farm:
holidays in the Garden of Eden

Fruit growing

Fruit farm

Fruit-filled moments of happiness

Mediterranean flair and fruit-filled moments of happiness

Delightful sun-ripened fruits such as apples, pears, cherries or the famous Vinschger Marille apricot grow on South Tyrolean fruit farms. Around 500 farms under the brand name 'Roter Hahn' attract lots of holidaymakers, not only during the apple blossom and harvest season.

Delightful sun-ripened fruits such as apples, pears, cherries or the famous Vinschger Marille apricot grow on South Tyrolean fruit farms. Around 500 farms under the brand name 'Roter Hahn' attract lots of holidaymakers, not only during the apple blossom and harvest season.

Bite into a crunchy apple freshly picked from the tree. Enjoy naturally cloudy apple juice and dried fruit. Take a bike tour through the sea of ​​flowers in the Etschtal valley. Or just read a book under the old pear tree in the Mediterranean garden. You can experience all this and much more during your holiday on a fruit farm in South Tyrol.
 

From blossom to apple
South Tyrol is best known for having one of the most important fruit growing areas in Europe. When the pruning of the apple trees is complete and all the preparations for the new season have been made, it isn't long before two colours set the tone from the southern Etschtal valley over Meran to Upper Vinschgau in the west, but also in Eisacktal valley: red and white, as far the eye can see!
In the months of April and May, there is an area of ​​around 18,000 square metres on the sunny side of the Alps of hectares in full bloom - and this is when the apple cycle begins.
Thanks to the mild temperatures south of the Alps, it isn't just the flowers that are looking forward to spring - guests can also bask in the first warming rays of sunshine and the sea of ​​flowers on bike trips, hikes or simply while relaxing on the balcony of their holiday apartment.
 

Enjoy or get actively involved
A holiday on a fruit farm features all-year-round highlights. In summer, you can enjoy the Mediterranean climate in the garden under a cherry tree, pick fresh apricots in the orchard or nibble on berries. In autumn it's time for you to harvest the ripe apples and pears and taste the fresh apple juice. And in winter you help the farmer to bake apple strudel or apple cake - and get to taste it afterwards. During a guided tour of the orchards, the hosts will be happy to tell you which procedures and tricks are necessary to harvest the best fruit. When tasting the apples afterwards, you'll l be amazed at how different the different varieties taste.
 

It's not all apples!
Thanks to South Tyrol's mild climate, aromatic pears, berries, apricots, plums and cherries also thrive on the fruit farms. The farmer processes them all into syrups, fruit spreads, dried fruit, vinegar or distillates. During a holiday on a fruit farm, you have the opportunity to look over her shoulder or to buy quality products directly from the farm shop. So it's not only many great memories that you bring home with you, but also some of South Tyrol's delicacies.

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Numbers and facts

Numbers and facts

Fruit farms in South Tyrol

Fruit farms in South Tyrol

Apples, pears, cherries or the famous Vinschger Marille apricot: wonderful sun-ripened raw materials grow on South Tyrolean fruit farms.

Fruit growing land in %
0 %
up to 10%
11% to 25%
26% to 50%
51% and more
South Tyrol's fruit growing area
18,000 ha of fruit-growing land,
on 99% of which apples are grown
South Tyrol's apple growing area
South Tyrol's apple growing area
is the largest closed area in Europe
Apple growing area (© Leitnerhof Vöran)
The apple growing region of South Tyrol
is at an altitude of 250 - 1,000 metres
Apple growing (© Renate Anna Rubner)
Every tenth apple
sold in Europe comes from South Tyrol
Over 20 apple varieties
Over 20 apple varieties
are grown for the different markets
Golden Delicious
Golden Delicious
is the most widely grown and popular apple
Apple growing in South Tyrol
Around 50% of the apples
are exported, 20% of these to Germany
Holidays on a fruit farm
Over 500 fruit farms
offer farm holidays under the brand name 'Roter Hahn'
100% fruit farm

One hundred percent fruit farm

Holiday experiences

Unforgettable holiday experiences

Friendly encounters and plenty of nature - these are memories that will last.

Lots of unique fruit farms guarantee unforgettable experiences. Friendly encounters and plenty of nature - these are memories that will last.

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Traubenhof flower flower flower flower
Fam. Peterlin  | Kaltern an der Weinstraße  (Bolzano and environs)
Fruit growing, Wine growing
breakfast
Product corner: eggs, honey, fruit jams ...
Farm offers: Experience everyday life on the farm, Orchard and vineyard tours, Cellar tour with wine tasting ...
4,6
"Very good"
(6 Reviews)
Holiday flat from 113€ a night
Obermesngut flower flower
Fam. Klotz  | Naturns  (Meran and environs)
Fruit growing
Farm's own products: fruit jams, cordial, fruit juice ...
Farm offers: Experience everyday life on the farm
4,8
"Very good"
(1 Review)
Holiday flat from 90€ a night
Untersteinerhof flower flower flower
Fam. Wieland  | Brixen  (Eisacktal valley)
Fruit growing
Farm's own products: eggs, honey, fruit jams ...
Farm offers: Experience everyday life on the farm, Farm tour, Orchard and vineyard tours
4,8
"Very good"
(6 Reviews)
Holiday flat from 90€ a night
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Events

Small fruit, big impact

01
May
Royal Festival
Natz-Schabs
30
June
South Tyrol Strawberry Festival
Martell
03-04
August
Marble and Apricots
Laas
23-29
September
Birmehl (Pear Flour) Autumn in Verdings-Pardell
Klausen
13
October
Apple Festival
Natz-Schabs
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