Apple blossom season in Dorf Tirol and Merano
The highlight of spring in South Tyrol
Apple blossom season in Dorf Tirol and Merano

Apple blossom season in Dorf Tirol and Merano

The highlight of spring in South Tyrol

The apple blossom season is the absolute highlight of spring in South Tyrol. Between the end of March and beginning of May, the apple blossom transforms the region’s orchards into a pink and white sea of colour.

Water flows through the irrigation channels. Buzzing bees pollinate the blossoms. Birds twitter in the sunshine. Nature welcomes you for long walks.

Depending on the location, temperature, altitude and apple variety, the apple blossom season begins between the end of March and the end of April. Starting in the lowlands, day by day the blossom drifts further towards Merano/Meran and then into the Vinschgau/Val Venosta valley.

In Dorf Tirol/Tirolo, the blossom starts to bloom at the lower levels on the outskirts of Merano around a week earlier than at the higher altitude of the Hochmuth cable car valley station. This means that it is often possible to enjoy the blossom for longer than in other areas.

Depending on the weather conditions, the blossom lasts for around 2 weeks, although this may be shorter if there is heavy rainfall or strong winds. By the second week in May at the latest, the magical carpet of blossoms is gone.
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Ice blossoms: The ice protects the flowers from freezer burn.
When does the apple blossom season begin?
Depending on the location, temperature, altitude and apple variety, the apple blossom season begins between the end of March and the end of April. In Dorf Tirol this is normally in the second week in April.
When is the apple blossom season?
The high point of the apple blossom season in Dorf Tirol is usually mid-April. Depending on the location, temperature, altitude and apple variety, the trees blossom between the end of March and the beginning of May.
How long does the apple blossom last?
Depending on the weather conditions, the blossom lasts for around 2 weeks, although this may be shorter if there is heavy rainfall or strong winds. Due to the different altitudes in Dorf Tirol, the blossom can be enjoyed for a particularly long period of time.
How do frost protection sprinkler systems protect the apple blossom?
Farmers protect the blossom from frost damage by using frost protection sprinkler systems. As the water freezes on the blossoms, what is known as crystallisation heat is released. This occurs when the water changes its aggregate state from liquid to solid. The ice then wraps itself like a protective armour around the blossoms and keeps the temperature at zero degrees. On cold mornings the frozen blossoms provide a fascinating natural spectacle.
Hiking tips for apple blossom season
Hike along the apple trail
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Hike along the apple trail
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Hike along the apple trail to Meran/Merano
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Hike along the apple trail to Meran/Merano
Hike through the orchards of Dorf Tirol to Meran.
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Hike from Dorf Tirol/Tirolo to Schenna/Scena
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Hike from Dorf Tirol/Tirolo to Schenna/Scena
This easy hike from Dorf Tirol/Tirolo to Schenna/Scena offers many beautiful views. The hike from Dorf Tirol/Tirolo to Schenna/Scena starts in the ...
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Walk from Dorf Tirol/Tirolo to Tirol Castle
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Walk from Dorf Tirol/Tirolo to Tirol Castle
Leisurely walk from Dorf Tirol to Tirol Castle.
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Kuenser Waalweg Hike from Dorf Tirol / Tirolo
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Kuenser Waalweg Hike from Dorf Tirol / Tirolo
This easy, family-friendly hike takes you past orchards through the mixed woodland above Dorf Tirol and Kuens along the Kuenser Waalweg, or ...
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Algunder Waalweg trail from Dorf Tirol/Tirolo
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Algunder Waalweg trail from Dorf Tirol/Tirolo

A sunny hike through the vineyards of Algund and St. Peter.

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