Fresh, Irish raspberries are extremely popular here in Ireland and are in good supply during the summer months. Raspberries are a shrub bush and produce loads of sweet, juicy and sometimes tangy berries packed full of powerful health benefits. Read on to find our more…
We grow our Raspberries in glasshouses here on the farm. Raspberries are suited to relatively cool temperatures and therefore perfectly suited to glasshouse production.
Irish season for raspberries is usually mid-May right through to November
Raspberry plants can live up to 10 years. Each year they grow new canes. These canes last for 2 years. Raspberry plants also grow underground runners which sort into new plants – meaning you can have raspberry plants for many years!
Use raspberries as a natural sweetener to your desserts reducing your reliance on artificial sugars
Don’t store raspberries in an airtight container as they need air and circulation in order to stay fresh
To reduce food waste why not freeze your leftover berries to eat for a later day
Raspberries are full of fibre which helps lower blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure
Raspberries are packed full of a rich source of Vitamin C
Did you know? Raspberries can be found in 4 different colours – red, black, purple and gold
Raspberries are known to have anti-inflammatory properties
When you pick a raspberry from a plant don’t squeeze the berry as you’ll damage it - all you have to do is give it a gentle tug and it should fall off into your hand
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!