Facts and figures about South Tyrolean vegetables
Cultivation and seasons
Here are a few facts and figures about South Tyrolean vegetables. When are the different South Tyrolean vegetables available? How and where are they cultivated? And how many vegetables are produced in South Tyrol every year? Here are the answers:
When are the different South Tyrolean vegetables available?
- South Tyrolean vegetables are all grown outdoors.
- They are cultivated at 600 – 1700 m above sea level.
- 400 agricultural businesses cultivate vegetables with the seal of quality; most of them grow vegetables as a sideline.
- The vegetables are cultivated in Vinschgau, the Passeier, Martel, Eisack and Puster valleys, on the Ritten plateau and on the Deutschnonsberg.
- Potatoes and cauliflowers account for the majority of the vegetables grown.
The season for most South Tyrolean vegetables begins in June and ends in October. However, the vegetable seasons depends on the vegetables grown and the conditions in which they grow, and may also vary from species to species.
How many vegetables are grown in South Tyrol?
- Cauliflower, iceberg salad, radicchio: June to October
- Potatoes: August to April
- White cabbage: June to December
- Boiled beetroot, sauerkraut, silver beet, red cabbage: all year round
Here are a few figures showing the current vegetable cultivation situation in South Tyrol.
|Vegetable || Production|| |
| Potatoes|| 6.000 t|| 56%|
| Cauliflower|| 3.000 t|| 28%|
| White cabbage|| 500 t|| 5%|
| Radicchio|| 400 t|| 4%|
| Iceberg salad|| 350 t|| 3%|
| Sauerkraut|| 300 t|| 3%|
| Asparagus|| 70 t||0,7%|
| Red cabbage and silver beets|| 10 t|| 0,1%|
| Beetroot|| 10 t|| 0,1%|
| Total production|| 10.640 t||100% |