After a somewhat delayed start to the season due to cooler circumstances, the nice weather and rising temperatures of recent weeks have enabled a high-quality asparagus harvest in South Tyrol, with sufficient quantities. Twelve Terlan asparagus farmers cultivate high-quality asparagus on some ten hectares of cultivated land.
"The vegetable thrives particularly well on the sandy and humus-rich soils of the lower Etsch Valley. The mild climate also helps the Margarete asparagus with the South Tyrol quality mark to develop a characteristic delicate flavor," Manfred Koroschetz, coordinator of the Terlan Margarete Asparagus and representative of the asparagus farmers, told South Tyrol News.
Fresh asparagus from the Terlan area / Image: Terlan Asparagus.
As every year, the asparagus from Terlan and the surrounding area, which carries the South Tyrol quality mark, is harvested by hand daily, after which it is delivered to cold storage within two hours. "So far, we have had a good season with high quality goods and great sales in hotels and restaurants, but also through our supplied stores. In addition to all this, IDM Südtirol supports us in all communications. South Tyrolean free-range eggs with the South Tyrol quality mark are among our partners," Manfred Koroschetz adds.