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Container-grown nut and berry special offers

Updated 24th March 2019


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Please note that all offers are subject to availability


Aronia offer (new)

Owing to a stocktaking error, we have a surplus of 1yr Aronia Hugin in P9 pots. Hugin is the most compact growing of the aronia, with the smallest but sweetest berries, with the highest content of phenolic compounds (the compounds linked to health benefits). Very suitable to growing as a hedge. Maximum height 1.2-1.5m.

50 plants 100, 100 plants 180, 200 plants 320, 500 plants 700


Himalayan Birch (Betula utilis Jaquemontii)

One of the most ornamental of the birches with white papery bark. Mature height 5-8m. Prefers well drained soil and a sheltered position.

70-80cm plants in 1.5l pots. 10 ea to clear


Cranberry and Lingonberry Offers

American Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)

Long cultivated for its tart purple-red berries, popular in cranberry sauce, the American cranberry requires moist, free draining acidic ground to do well. Providing those conditions are met, it is very easy to grow.

Large scale commercial producers construct special beds that can be briefly flooded several times a year. This helps reduce certain pests (generally only a problem in large scale production), control weeds and also facilitates harvest. However, for the small scale producer, cranberries can be easily grown on wide, slightly raised beds. An established bed will yield 1-2kg (occasionally 3kg) per m2 (10-20t/ha).

For best results, the water table should be maintained at 30-60cm below the ground surface. The American cranberry does not thrive in permanently waterlogged or very dry ground. The ideal pH is 4.0-5.0 (upper limit 5.5)

We offer the variety Pilgrim, a late high yielding variety with blueberry size purple-red berries, popular in the United States since the 1960s and now grown commercially in Europe. This variety has cropped well at our trial site at Cooloughra.

We believe the cranberry has massive potential in Ireland. Although trialled in the 1980s and 90s by Bord na Mona, the idea at the time was to compete on international markets. Given the two hundred years of experience and know-how of the North American producers, and their huge scale of production this was always somewhat optimisitic!

However, for niche Irish markets, the cranberry is a potential winner. In the United States, cranberries are planted in vast monocultures and are routinely sprayed with fungicides and pesticides (with serious environmental implications. For the small scale or low density producer, cranberries are perfectly suited to organic methods. Cranberries combine well with aronia and apple for a sugar-free cranberry sauce.

1yr plants in P9 pots. Very fast growing. Will produce berries the first season. 50 plants 100, 100 plants 190, 200 plants 360 (offer closes 31st March)


Cowberry/Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)

Closely related to the cranberry, the cowberry is native to many European countries including Ireland. It is cultivated on a large scale in many countries, notably Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands. The berry is similar to the cranberry but sweeter and less astringent. It prefers drier, well drained acid land but is much more tolerant of wind than the cranberry and will do well in Atlantic coastal regions. To the best of our knowledge it is not cultivated in Ireland.

We offer the following varieties:

Koralle. Light red berries, highly productive and reliable cropper. Slightly fussier in its soil requirements (requires very well drained soil)

Red Pearl. Dark red berries, more tolerant of less-than-ideal soil conditions but yields can be more variable.

Both varieties are highly ornamental.

1yr plants in P9 pots. Will produce berries the first season. 50 plants 80; 100 plants 150; 200 plants 280



Pinenut offers

Pinus pinea

Pinus pinea, the Mediterranean stone pine, grows well in Ireland and will produce the first nuts after 8-10 years. It is a tough hardy tree, slow growing with spreading habit, tolerant of frost to -15°C. Hardiness Zone 8. It will grow in any well-drained soil. Very good in coastal locations. This is by far the best choice of pinenut tree for Ireland. For best results for nuts, plant a minimum of 5-6 trees.

4yr trees 45-70cm in 9L airpot

Price: €15 ea, 5 or more €12 ea.

Bulk offers: 20 trees €220, 50 trees: €500

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (quantities less than 20 trees are collection only). Offer closes 31st March


5yr trees 60-90cm in 25L airpot. Really strong trees with good side branches and excellent root development . Some of these trees have flowers this year. The first mature cones can be expected within 3-5 years.

Price: €40 ea, 5 trees €150, 10 trees €275

Bulk offer 25 trees: €625

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (quantities less than 6 trees are collection only). Offer closes 31st March


Pinus cembra

Pinus cembra , the Arolla stone pine, is native to the Alps and Carpathians, where it grows at a higher altitude than any other conifer. It is a very tough tree, capable of thriving in barren stony soil. In its harsh native environment it can take decades to reach nut-bearing age but when cultivated the first nuts appear at about 15 years. Requires well-drained soil. Slow growing, eventually reaching ten to twenty metres. Hardiness Zone 5. For best results, plant more than one tree.

4yr trees 20-30cm in 9L airpot.

Price: €15 ea, 5 trees €60, 10 trees €100

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (quantities less than 10 trees are collection only).


Pinus pumila

Pinus pumila, the dwarf Siberian pine, is native to the Russian Pacific coast, Northern Japan and parts of Korea and China. Closely related to Pinus koraiensis and Pinus siberica. It forms a dwarf tree or large shrub, occasionally reaching six metres. Compared to other pinenuts, the nuts are very small. In Siberia and parts of Japan the nuts are harvested for their oil. Of the pinenut trees offered here, the most suitable for really tough situations. Very suited to mass-planting in harsh coastal or upland environments. Compared to its subalpine relatives, grows relatively quickly in Ireland and could be used for as a nurse tree for other low growing species. Hardiness Zone 5

4yr trees 20-30cm in 9L airpot. Very bushy

Price: €15 ea, 5 trees €60, 10 trees €100

Prices exclusive of delivery by pallet crate (quantities less than 10 trees are collection only).