South Tyrol is the largest single apple growing region in Europe. Protected in the North by the Alps and open to the South, the region benefits from ideal growing conditions. Farmers in South Tyrol have been growing apples for over a hundred years. Every second apple in Italy and every tenth apple in Europe is grown here. With a market share of 40% South Tyrol is Europe’s largest supplier of organic apples. South Tyrolean apples are characterised by their unique colour, taste and quality.

The apple country South Tyrol in figures:
Planting area: 18,000 ha
Apple growers: approx. 6.000 families with an average cultivation area of 3 ha
Annual harvest: approx. 1,000.000 t
Export: approx. 50% - into Europe and Arab countries
EU hallmark of excellence: 13 South Tyrolean apple varieties bear the quality mark PGI (protected geographical indication)