Keane’s Garden Centre, Kilcolgan is kicking off the growing season with great special offers on fruit trees. Apple is the most popular fruit tree for the Irish gardener but our climate is suitable for many other types of fruit tree.
All the varieties at Keane’s are suitable for growing in Ireland some of which include; Apple trees: Beauty of Bath, Discovery, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Brambley’s Seedling and Golden Delicious. Pear trees: Conference and Beurre Hardy. Plum trees: Opal, Victoria, and Damson. Cherry trees: Morrelli and Stella.
There is a huge range of apple trees to choose from, both in eating (dessert ) and cooking (culinary ) varieties. Brambley’s Seedling is the most popular cooking apple as it is a good cropper and has great flavour.
Most fruit trees need one pollinating partner that flower at the same time, to guarantee cross-pollination. Brambley’s Seedling needs two pollination partners and these can be chosen from dessert varieties.
Plant fruit trees in the sunniest spot in the garden. The soil should be deep, free from water logging and if possible, slightly acidic. To give fruit trees the best start, dig in some well-rotted farmyard manure or compost at planting, both of which are available at Keane’s Garden Centre.
In addition to fruit trees, Keane’s has great value fruit bushes in stock; raspberry, blackberry, gooseberry, red, black and white currants, blue berry, strawberry and rhubarb. For more information or advice just call in and talk to any of the qualified horticulturalists at Keane’s Garden Centre, Kilcolgan.