Kissed by the sun

With over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, our apples on the Ritten receive their special inner and outer fruit quality. The average amount of precipitation is actually sufficient for the basic supply of the apple tree. In warm or dry summer months, we have to irrigate additionally.

The northern, alpine-Mediterranean climate is noticeable in the cool nights in summer and autumn. Warm daytime temperatures are followed by cool nights, especially on the mountain. They shape the fruit colour and form additional valuable sugars, aromas and vitamins in every apple.

Apple growing requires our full attention all year round. It takes about 200 - 300 hand movements per year to harvest about 20 kg of apples from one tree. Quite a lot of work.