The apple cultivation of Partschins - the juiciest side of South Tyrol

Guided tour of Partschins’ apple orchards incl. tasting

Gala, Kanzi, Fuji, Red Delicious – these illustrious names represent four of the total of 18 varieties of apple that flourish in the sunny orchards tended by South Tyrol's farmers. Crisp, juicy and fresh, famed as a vitamin bomb and popular well beyond the borders of the region, there is plenty to learn about the South Tyrolean apple. Did you know, for example, that the apple originally came from Kazakhstan? Or that one in three of all organic apples harvested in Europe comes from South Tyrol?
Together with apple grower Christine we set out on a journey of discovery through the local apple orchards. Our charming and knowledgeable guide shares plenty of interesting and curious facts about the apple growing industry in South Tyrol, about organic and integrated cultivation, the different varieties, the ingenious methods of naturally-derived plant protection and the protected designation of geographical origin.
During the subsequent tasting of the different apple varieties participants can enjoy talking shop about the apples’ flavours and textures and their personal favourites. There will also be plenty of time to ask questions of our expert.
Approach
The Tourist Office Partschins/Parcines is located next to the Raiffeisenkasse bank.

From Meran/o: Bus 213 to Partschins/Parcines (Parkdeck/Parcheggio) - follow the Via Gaudententurmstr. for approx. 200 m
From Vinschgau valley /Val Venosta: train 250 to Rabland/Rablà – from there Bus 266 to Partschins/Parcines (Parkdeck/Parcheggio) - follow the Via Gaudententurmstr. for approx. 200 m
From Naturns/Naturno: direct busline 266 to Partschins/Parcines (Parkdeck/Parcheggio) - follow the Via Gaudententurmstr. for approx. 200 m
To bring along
Face mask, comfortable clothing appropriate for the temperatures, rain clothing on bad weather
Storno
Cancellation requested within 12 a.m.
The event will take place with any weather condition.
Additional info
Together you will hike with our apple ambassador the farmer Christine Schönweger into the nearby apple orchards and learn about the apple economy of South Tyrol. Experience apple cultivation up close and personal. Gain insight into the history and secrets of the apple. Afterwards, you can taste for yourself different apple varieties.
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