In the apple town Laives everything revolves around these crunchy South Tyrolean apples. Over 220 Laives families are apple growers. On 500 hectare (=5 km²) of apple meadows, approx. a fifth of the total area of the municipality, they grow 13 different varieties of apples and a total of 32,500 tonnes a year. The fifth most important varieties grown in Laives are Royal Gala, Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Fuji.

Royal Gala
juicy, sweet, crunchy

Pink Lady
juicy, crunchy with a fruity, slightly tart flavour and a high sugar content

Granny Smith
fresh, juicy, fine acidity, strong flesh

Golden Delicious
juicy, sweet aroma with fine acidity

aromatic, crunchy, juicy with high sugar content