We first planted apples in the early 1940s covering 139 acres. We now grow over 4 million apples annually. From cooking apples to eating apples, the climate here in Ireland is perfect to grow delicious apples…
We grow Irish Eating Apples and Irish Bramley Apples in our orchard on the farm. Harvest usually begins in September where apples are picked by hand and placed into wooden crates to be stored until ripe.
We supply Irish Eating Apples from September through to January
If you like sweet apples, varieties such as Fuji, Jazz and Golden Delicious are all creamy and sweet to taste
If you like crunchy apples varieties like Pink Lady, Honey Crisp, and Gala will give you that bite you’re looking for
If you want to bake with your apples, or like tart apples, Granny Smiths or Braeburns are great varieties to choose from
An apple a day keeps the doctor away! As one of the most popular fruits in the world apples are full of nutrients, rich in fibre and full of antioxidants.
Apples contain pectin which may help lower cholesterol
Apples are a good source of potassium and vitamin B6 which both help you fall asleep at night
One apple tree alone can produce over 400 apples a year!
"These apples are long term storage apples, the sugars are low at the moment and the acidity is high. Over time the brix will increase, which is the sugar, and the starch will decrease, which makes a nice sweet apple in March/ April next year"
Robert, Growing Manager Apples
Keelings Strawberries; sweet, soft and juicy. The sign of a perfect strawberry is its bright, vibrant red colour and rich aroma.
Keelings Blueberries have a sturdy exterior with a sweet juicy interior. These plump little bursts of flavour can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
Keelings Raspberries; silky to touch and a soft delicate texture. The taste of raspberries is the perfect balance between tart and sweet.
Keelings Blackberries are a deep inky purple and packed full sweet, soft, juicy goodness.
Keelings Apples are available in a wide range of varieties from juicy Bramley Apples to sweet Fuji. There’s something for everyone’s tastebuds.
Keelings Pears come perfectly ripe so that you can enjoy their unique flavour and texture.
Keeling’s Piel de Sapo Melon may not look like much but this melon is deliciously sweet with a refreshing flavour – it has to be tried to be believed.
Keelings Kol’or Pineapples are a distinctly bright and tropical fruit. They have a tough exterior but are sweet and juicy inside – the crème de la crème of pineapples.
Keeling’s Grapes are seedless! So you can enjoy these sweet, juicy pops of flavour with no hassle or fuss.
Keelings Cherries are sweet & juicy with a tint of acidity. Generally, heart shaped, cherries can vary in colour from light red to almost black!