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Most Recent ISSA News

Michael D. Higgins visits our new Seed Bank

President Higgins gave a wonderful speech at the official opening of Irish Seed Savers Association's new, Leader funded, Seed Bank. This is a very important facility for Irish Seed Savers. It is also a very important facility for Ireland, in terms of conservation, biodiversity and indeed food security. First part Second part ...


Dalai Lama Renaissance is a documentary that has won 12 awards. The American director, Khashyar Darvich, is touring Ireland for one week with the film. SHOWING IN THE OLD GROUND, ENNIS ON 2ND JULY AT 8pm For more information, contact Brendan: 087 901 4351 or email:

Report on Irish Green Pea spring 2012 – polytunnel and outdoors.

We received this email from Rose Hogan of Galway: Dear Seedsavers, I attach some photos of the Irish green Pea crop in my polytunnel. Sown in modules and transplanted into the newly erected polytunnel on a greenfield site, in the third week in January, this variety grew faster and taller than the Early Onward and the mange-touts sown nearby. The ...

Pollination Partner

Question? Is the 'Mrs Perry' apple a suitable pollination partner for Cox's and Bramley? Answer: Mrs. Perry is in the mid-season flowering group. Cox's Orange Pippin is considered mid season as is bramley, however we currently do not have the trees growing in the same aspect, in the same orchard, so although information suggests that their flowering times should ...

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