Fruit and Nut
|Pre-Season Special Offers for 2019|
Updated 19th September 2018
Please note that all offers are subject to availability
Cobnut offer (Hall's Giant)
Very vigorous variety with large tasty nuts
3yr, 140-180cm, strong trees, ready for planting in final position; some nuts from the first year. Requires a pollinator (see below). 25 trees €200; 50 trees €355.
2yr, 50-80cm, suitable for growing on for 1-2 years before planting out into a final position, or for final position planting in well maintained ground. 50 trees €225, 100 trees €400, 200 trees €750
Cobnut offer (Rode Zellernoot)
Attractive bronze foliage, very ornamental. Red catkins. Medium to large nuts. Good pollinator for Hall's Giant. Pollinated by most mid-late season varieties, including Cosford and Hall's Giant.
3yr, 100-140cm. Some nuts from first or second year. 10 trees €75; 50 trees €320.
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 American producers, this was always somewhat optimisitic! However, for niche Irish markets, the cranberry is a potential winner.
1yr plants in P9 pots. Very fast growing. Will produce berries the first season. 100 plants €200, further reductions for larger quantities.
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. 100 plants (can be 50 plants of each variety or any other combination) €200; further reductions for larger quantities.
1yr plants in P9 pots. Varieties: Nero, Viking. 100 plants €200; 500 plants €900Apples
Pre-season special offers on apples. These are for specific items for which we are reducing stock, and represent significant savings on list prices.
Terms: 50 percent deposit to secure order (full payment for orders smaller than €200 in value). Trees may be collected from the nursery late November/ early December or from 1st March to 15th April 2019. Alternatively, delivery to Irish addresses (incl. NI) can be arranged for all orders over €100 (€500 for international orders). Normal delivery charges apply.
Offers on 2yr and 3yr trees extended to 30th September
M9 3yr eating apple offer
Bush trained 3yr eaters on M9 semi-dwarfing rootstock. Trees will produce crops the first year. Varieties Herefordshire Russet, Red Windsor, Rosette. 3 trees €52.50 (unit price €17.50), 6 trees €100 (unit price €16.67), 10 trees €150 (unit price €15.00) 25 trees €350 (unit price €14.00), 50 trees €650 (unit price €13.00)
MM106 2yr cider apple offer
Strong 2yr cider apples on MM106 semi-vigorous rootstock; varieties Black Dabinett, Dabinett, Harry Masters, Michelin, Morgan's Sweet, Somerset Redstreak. 10 trees €150 (unit price €15.00), 25 trees €325 (unit price €13.00), 50 trees €600 (unit price €12.00), 100 trees €1100 (unit price €11.00), 200 trees €2000 (unit price €10.00). Great bargain for someone looking to set up a cider orchard or add to an existing one.
MM106 3yr cider apple offer
Strong 3yr cider apples on MM106 semi-vigorous rootstock; varieties Sweet Coppin , Tremlett's Bitter. 10 trees €160 (unit price €16.00), 25 trees €375 (unit price €15.00), 50 trees €650 (unit price €13.00), 100 trees €1200 (unit price €12.00). Excellent value for the age of the trees. Will produce crops from the very first year.
MM106 1yr eating apple offer
1yr maiden apples on MM106 semi-vigorous rootstock; varieties: Bramley 20, Core Blimey, D'Arcy Spice, Discovery, Fiesta, Greensleeves, Grenadier, Herefordshire Russet, Katy, Red Windsor, Rosemary Russet, St. Edmund's Russet, Surprize. Other varieties may be available (please enquire). 25 trees (minimum 5 trees per variety) €325 (unit price €13.00), 50 trees (minimum 5 trees per variety) €600 (unit price €12.00), 100 trees (minimum 10 trees per variety) €1100 (unit price €11.00). 200 trees (minimum 20 trees per variety) €2000 (unit price €10.00). Excellent value.
Offer closes 30th September. Please note trees are not available for delivery/collection until end of February.