EVA-Apples: Hello Karin, we now met the last time. Again I want to thank you that you allowed us to join you the full season. Tell us please, how was this year´s crop? Are you satisfied?
Karin: Hello Roland. Yes too bad this is the last time. It was a pleasure for me to show how my work life is and pass my knowledge to you. In regard of this year´s crop I´m satisfied considering that spring again had some cold nights. Overall we had a good yield and quality was also good. The apples have a high sugar level because of the good summer and fall this year. This gives the apples an excellent taste.
EVA-Apples: How would you describe the characteristics of this year´s crop?
Karin: We have 5 different varieties and everyone has it´s unique characteristics. Usually we are starting with Gala, which is rather smaller, intensive red and has a sweet and juicy flavor. Afterwards we are harvestig Golden Delicious. The big yellow apple, which has a rather sour note. This is followed by our club variety EVELINA, which by the way is my personal favorite. A bicolored apple, which has to have 60% shining red color and has a sweet and juicy taste. Our new club brand Tessa, of which there are only very little on the market at the moment, is a very firm apple. The shape of Tessa is rather long and has a sweet flavor. At the end we are harvesting Braeburn, which is also firm with very red color and a sweet-sour taste.