If you visit Val di Non in spring, you will enjoy the view of expanses of flowering apple trees embroidering the valley with a white-rose colored shade and the sense of strength of the more ancient plants, with so big twisted trunks that they need propping. The same views that visitors could enjoy in the past and that transformed the apple tree into an integral part of the local culture, to the extent that towns like Malè and Malosco have been named after this tree. The mild climate and the soil features, rich in magnesium, make the valley section between the 450 and 900m of altitude particularly suitable for apple tree growing. The current cultivation techniques, combining a constant quality improvement and the respect for the environment, have enabled Val di Non apple to obtain the PDO label.
Eaten alone or in desserts, used to prepare sauces for meat and salads or for its cosmetic properties, Val di Non apple reflects in its virtues the versatility and resistance of the local people from the one thousand resources.
A delicious and simple way to eat the apple: take off the core, fill in the hole with raisins, cover the apple with sugar and cook it in the oven for about twenty minutes. You will obtain a very sweet and crunchy apple.