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Fruit

Gerry Daly explains how to keep up to date in your garden this Spring with these jobs.
By Gerry Daly on 19 April 2018
Waiting until the soil dries out to sow vegetables and checking for pests in greenhouses are some of jobs to do in the garden this week, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 06 April 2018
In the garden this week get ready to sow vegetable seeds, get back to regular mowing and much more.
By Gerry Daly on 22 March 2018
From a very young age Carol Drinkwater loved both acting and writing, but her other passion, olive farming, came about almost by accident, writes Anne O’Donoghue
By Anne O'Donoghue on 29 March 2018
Horticulture sector needs support to get over storm damage
Sector needs support to recover from "uninsurable losses" suffered during storm Emma.
By Michael Keaveny on 16 March 2018
From trees to shrubs and flowers to fruit, Gerry Daly outlines the gardening jobs to be done this week.
By Gerry Daly on 22 February 2018
From trees to shrubs and flowers to fruit, Gerry Daly outlines the gardening jobs to be done this week.
By Gerry Daly on 15 February 2018
Two of the world’s largest fresh produce companies are on track to join forces
By Eoin Lowry on 08 February 2018
Total Produce acquires Dole stake
Shares of Total Produce have risen by over 7% since the acquisition was announced this Thursday morning.
By Michael Keaveny on 07 February 2018
Even though Christmas has come and gone, the festivities can continue with the celebrations for New Year's Eve. It's a time to indulge, before the January health guilt kicks in, writes Neven Maguire
By Neven Maguire on 28 December 2017
Soapwort is an interesting plant in many ways and could be used more widely in country gardens, writes Gerry Daly
By Gerry Daly on 24 August 2017
A busy time for the women of the house as it's time to make jam with all the fruit coming in
By Contributor on 03 August 2017
Potential for farmers to test freshness of fruit before it leaves their farm
Researchers have confirmed that a coated piece of fabric developed at Florida International University can detect the freshness of oranges.
By William Conlon on 16 June 2017
Lorcan Allen chats to Follain's Mairin O’Lionaird to discuss the challenges in growing a fruit business in Ireland.
By Eoin Lowry on 06 April 2017
With national strawberry week just around the corner, Kantar has released figures showing that the retail volume of strawberry sales increased by 19% over the last year.
By Odile Evans on 02 June 2016
David Wright reports from a meeting held at Greenmount last week, which looked at the potential benefits of farmers coming together into producer organisations.
By David Wright on 12 May 2016
Irish schools to receive over €1m funding for fruit and veg
Ireland will receive €1,309,313 in the latest funding round from the EU's school fruit and vegetables scheme, providing school-going children with daily portions of fruit and veg.
By Áine Hennessy on 08 April 2016
Growing fruit of some kind is possible and takes relatively little effort, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 10 December 2015
As children, picking blackberries was one of those great family outings, writes Neven Maguire.
By Neven Maguire on 03 September 2015
Deutzia is a wonderful shrub for mixed planting and it has been in flower in recent weeks.
By Gerry Daly on 30 July 2015
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