South Tyrol is Europe’s orchard with the most blossoms. Around 17 million apple blossoms are in bloom in South Tyrol every year. A white veil spreads across South Tyrol at the time of the apple blossom season. Every tenth apple harvested in Europe comes from South Tyrol. Cultivating apples has a long tradition in South Tyrol and the experienced apple growers produce apples of high quality. The mild climate in South Tyrol promotes an early bloom. South Tyrol’s apple blossom season starts already in March and April. The peaks of the mountains are still covered in ice and snow when spring arrives in the valley. The apple growers spray the blossoms with water should a late cold spell occur. The water turns into a protective coat of ice during the night. The first rays of sunshine melt the ice in the morning and the whole of South Tyrol glistens and sparkles in the sun.
The apple blossom season in South Tyrol
A beautiful fragrance permeates the valley between the mighty mountain massifs. The apple blossom seasons brings a unique magical charm to South Tyrol and its people. The Dolce Vita Hotels in Naturns and Latsch near Merano are situated right in the middle of South Tyrol’s largest apple growing areas. Make one of the Dolce Vita Hotels your holiday residence and be enchanted by the sea of blossoms in the Vinschgau District.