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Dirndl fruits

Dirndl - Queen of our Wild Fruits

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Steinschaler Video: Dirndl spring - the early blossoms

Dirndl leaf with the typical leaf-veins

The Dirndl is the Dirndl Brand of the de:Pielachtal in the seductive de:Mostviertel.

This likeable and tasty little fruit of the yellow dogwood (Cornus mas) is with its strange-looking female products, an ancient gift of our ancestors. It ripens from mid-August.

About the Dirndl fruit, the 'Dirndl Perennials "and the adventurous history of thousands of years cultivated there is much to learn, taste and see - here in the Valley of the Dirndl. The Dirndl is also called olive of the North.

This small but imposing Dirndl fruit 'has shaped our valley' and impressed, is dedicated to a separate Wiki-System:


Try before learning about it:
Enjoy a stay in the Steinschaler Nature Hotels with the taste of wild fruit:
From appetizer to dessert - a culinary experience.

For medical applications, the dirndl is known as fructus corni .

Colours of the Dirndl

light and dark Dirndln

Dirndl have - when fully riped - a wide color spectrum.

They can be dark (almost black), light red and yellow.

This demonstrates the many varieties that owns the Dirndl valley. How many Dirndl perennials we really have, we can only estimate more, but we expect a handsome three-digit number. For years selected autochthonous, also local, Dirndl varieties are propagated and re-planted in the valley. The partners to the association: regionale Gehölzvermehrung - RGV .


Dirndl blossom

The very early Dirndl bloom is long before the leaves emerge

  • the first real flower in spring
  • bright yellow clusters of flowers hanging on still leafless branches

  • Fruit load with Dirndln
    • Thousands of black red fruits in the size of Rosehip bring the flexible branches in distress. In late August, the dirndl full maturity can be admired in the de:Pielachtal. The nature guide in the Dirndl valley will show you where!
  • Growth form the Dirndl
    • Dirndl shrubs are called in the de:Pielachtal Dirndl perennials, but are actually large shrubs that can reach a ripe old age. In rare cases, they grow tree-like, but usually much stocky. Some of the very old specimens were here since the time of Maria Theresa. According to adventurous are the gnarled branches and growth habits. By the Dirndl-Caching one can track the most beautiful Dirndl perennials!

Information about the Dirndl

yellow Dirndl - rare
dark Dirndls with leaf
  • Dirndl Fruit

The taste of Dirndl fruits can only be described with difficulties. Especially hard is when you compare it with a different type of fruit. Fresh, ripe fruits od the Dirndl; you have to taste that.
Try the Dirndl in late summer 'in the Dirndl valley!

We breed the regional 'Dirndl' even in our Steinschaler gardens (english).

Healthy and thermophilic

Dirndls: almost ripe on the bush

The dirndl is a wonderful metaphor for healthy and sustainable lifestyle. But it is thermophilic what remains even at the low winter temperatures of the alpine region and does not suffer from frosts still on insect pests.

It is seen seasonal, early riser and blooms so early in the year that often still snow falls on the flowers, without causing damage could occur.

Dirndl plants are fresh air fanatics. In the dense forest they care, but the airy bodies of Dirndl valley´s cultural landscape they are vital for centuries and can develop into true Methuselah.

Rivalry with the Dirndl?

Dirndl grove Zögernitz
old Dirndl trees at a dry location - Zögernitz

Food production has probably stand (on moral grounds) in agriculture in the first place.
With our wild fruits of the Dirndl quality food is produced. For this reason you can not be a "space competitor".

Further the Dirndl is growing because of its adequacy and sufficiency very often at '"marginal product" areas.' See the picture on the right.
These are mostly south-facing slopes, as well as terrain with rocky ground. Even the slope of a site you do not mind, but rather where they are harvested!.
The main thing is: the thermal sum fits to fruits.

Because of its profound roots and survival strategy (like fruit dropping in water shortage) has the Dirndl shrub in many places sufficient water supply, where many other plants and shrubs may not prosper any more.

The observed resistance to dryness is probably attributable to the fine root system, similar to the birch. The leaves will be slightly less in these circumstances and may easily curl. Nevertheless, the Dirndl grows on these "marginal areas" quite good.

It can be assumed that they would produce something larger, juicy fruits, if the same plants were planted on well-supplied with nutrients and water bottoms.

We are talking about the 300 Dirndl valley´s wild forms (species) and not about the demanding Dirndl varieties.

In your interest

Dirndl princess by the mature Dirndls
Dirndls: almost ripe on the bush

In the Steinschaler Nature Hotels you can buy potted Dirndls for your own garden.

Dirndl tree with blossom in the snow

Entdecken Sie die Dirndl im Dirndtal: Request for a Dirndl Weekend.

old Dirndl poster

On the topic Dirndl you can book many exciting offers:

If you would like to know more about the Dirndls, visit these pages:

    • Culture in the Pielachtal, cultural events, cultural goods
  • Nature
  • Sustainability

Small Dirndl Galery

Dirndl blooms in the snow