Fräulein grows practically right where you want to eat it: in one of the five largest growing regions in Germany. The apple trees are located in the north (Altes Land), in the south (Lake Constance and Baden), in the east (Saxony), and in the west (Rhineland). Regional cultivation and distribution are what make our apple discovery stand out. Discover all the growing areas of your favorite apple.
The Alte Land is Germany’s northernmost fruit-growing region. Located west of Hamburg, apple orchards line the banks of the Elbe River all the way and beyond of Stade. The Alte Land is not only a fruit-growing area but also a popular vacation region. No wonder that Fräulein feels at home here, too. The maritime climate due to the proximity to the North Sea and the Elbe as well as the nutrient-rich marsh and geest soils are ideal for fruit growing. A special feature is the numerous irrigation and drainage ditches, that have characterized the Alte Land for centuries.
The Lake Constance region is Germany’s southernmost fruit-growing area. Here, some of the apple orchards reach directly to the shores of Lake Constance. No less than four counties allow fruit growing to flourish: Constance, Lindau, Ravensburg, and the Lake Constance district. The foothills of the Alps provide a warm climate and a particularly intense apple aroma. Perfect for the juicy, sweet, and sour Fräulein apple with its crispy bite. Lake Constance is also a popular vacation destination where there is much to discover, experience, and enjoy – for example, Fräulein apples.
Here, fruit growing is almost all about apples, and most apple trees grow in the region between Dresden and Leipzig. The mild climate, balanced rainfall, and fertile soils have always been an ideal growing ground for fruit cultivation. As early as the 16th century, August the Elector promoted the exchange of fruit varieties between the states and wrote a little garden book. His commitment still bears fruit today: Apples from Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg, and Thuringia are bundled in Saxony.
The Rhineland is the fourth largest apple-growing region in Germany. Most apple trees grow between Emmerich and Meckenheim. Not only is the personality of the Rhinelanders sunny, but also the climate: moderate temperatures, sufficient rainfall, and many hours of sunshine make people and apples happy. In a sunny location, apple trees tend to dry off more quickly after rain and the apples can ripen better. Ideal for the sweet and sour apple discovery Fräulein.
Fräulein in the sunny south. The fruit region of Baden lies between the Rhine and the Black Forest. There is enough rainfall here and with more than 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, the apple-growing region has an almost Mediterranean climate. Perfect for sun worshipers and fruit trees. Due to the abundance of sunlight, the apples ripen sooner and the fruit harvest begins about two weeks earlier than in other growing regions.
Not only animals but also trees go into a “winter hibernation”. In autumn, when the leaves change color, the trees extract as many useful substances from them as possible. These substances are stored to be used during the winter.
When the sun is shining and temperatures are rising, the bees and bumblebees start their work. Because when the apple trees blossom pink, the insects fly from blossom to blossom. They collect nectar for their colony and ensure thorough pollination along the way.
For fruit growers, high biodiversity is important. This is why they protect nature and look after beneficial insects such as ladybugs or earwigs. These eat leaf lice and other pests. In addition, many farmers also set up perches for birds of prey, which help regulate the population of field mice and voles.
In addition to pruning and plant protection, fruit care with frost protection sprinkling is also one of the important measures in the plantations. If temperatures drop below freezing in the spring, the blossoms are sprinkled with a fine mist of water. A layer of ice then forms around the sensitive blossoms and protects them.
To determine the exact harvest time, fruit growers regularly measure starch breakdown, sugar content, and flesh firmness in the apple. Yet the most important thing, of course, is the taste test directly on site. If everything fits, Fräulein is ready to be plucked.
To ensure that Fräulein stays fresh for a long time, the apples are placed in something like hibernation. Cooled and with low oxygen concentration, the quality and therefore the taste is preserved.
The apples are sorted by color, size, and weight. Only apples with the best quality are put on the market. Puree, as well as juice, are produced from the rejected apples.
Fräulein is sold mostly in sustainable packaging. Among other things, these are made of cardboard. But you can also buy Fräulein separately and put as many as you want in your basket.
Fräulein is grown in the five largest and most important regions throughout Germany. So the apples never have a long journey to get to you.
In the unlikely event that you don’t eat Fräulein right away, the best way to store the apples is in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator. There they will stay fresh and crisp for a long time.
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