Good Fruit Grower

January 2015

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Page 20 of 39 GOOD FRUIT GROWER JANUARY 1, 2015 21 Above, the packing facility for the Merano region's marketing co-op, VI.P's Sudtirol Val Venosta. VI.P and a second large marketing cooperative, VOG, pack and sell 98 percent of the Tyrol's apples. At left, nearly all of the apples are under hail nets on the Kurt Komiss farm near Bolzano. PHOTOS BY RICHARD LEHNERT/GOOD FRUIT GROWER Nestled along the Alpine range, Italy's northern province of South Tyrol (Sudtirol) has about 45,000 acres of apples, but most are on farms of less than 12 acres. Growers here collaborate in mighty cooperatives to produce about 58 million bushels each year. Above, the 25-acre farm owned by grower Stefan Klotzner offers striking views. Below right, Klotzner leads a tour of International Fruit Tree Association members on his farm, located near Merano.

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