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Get up close and personal with the experience of picking apples from the tree - you'll feel like a real farmer too!

Picking apples from the tree is an experience that everyone enjoys. For this reason, don't miss the 'MelaColgo' initiative, a fun, unique and rewarding outdoor experience together with the farmers, who will introduce you to the world of apples and reveal all their secrets.

Autumn in Val di Non means apples. It is in fact the period in which we harvest the fruits after many months of care, dedication and work in the meadows.

Discover all participating agritourisms and book conveniently online


When can you take part in MelaColgo and how does it work?

The famous Val di Non apples ripen at the end of summer and the harvest takes place around September and October, depending on the variety of apple. The first apples to be harvested are called Gala apples and in the lower part of the valley, with this variety, one starts as early as the end of August. The last ones, on the other hand, are the Fuji apples, which are harvested around mid-October.

The harvesting period in Val di Non is really hectic: you will find tractors laden with caissons, red baskets, snacks in the meadows, pickers arriving from far and wide, sorting the apples and delivering them to the storehouses.

The farmers of the Agritur Ambasciatori di Melinda (Melinda Ambassador Farms) are available to explain the important rules for a perfect harvest: just a few minutes of practice, an explanation of the right harvesting technique and you too will be ready to become a picker! You will immediately bite into an apple and feel the unmistakable crunch under your teeth. With the other apples you will fill your little box and take the apples home with you. Placed in a cool, dark place, they will keep for several days and on the day you bite into them, or let your friends taste them, you can recount how you were the one who picked them!

What does the MelaColgo package include?The MelaColgo experience price includes:
- a visit to the farm, with a walk through the orchard and an explanation by the farmer of his activities
- first-hand picking of apples directly from the tree (5 kg)
- a snack based on products processed from the apple (juice, strudel, dried apples, etc.)
- a voucher for a free product to use at MondoMelinda, the visitor centre of the Melinda Consortium

How much will it cost to participate?The experience costs:
- € 22.00 per adult
- € 10,00 children from 3 to 10 years old (participating in the experience with apple picking and snack)
- free for children up to 3 years old

To take part in MelaColgo experience choose one of the participating farms and agritourisms, and book conveniently online

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Val di Non Tourism Office
Via Roma, 21 - 38013 Borgo d'Anaunia TN

If you prefer a direct mail or talk to someone:
info@visitvaldinon.it - +39 0463 830133


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