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Apple varieties in our collection

2013_AppleVarieties_Universal these are the apples in our collection with all colour pictures. Here to download is a spreadsheet of apples available for sale this year, SummaryData_PottedAndBareroot_2013 This list shows all the apples for sale including the two year olds which can only to collected as they are too big to post. Please browse ...

Apple scab disease

A useful booklet about the cycle and  the control, with a few recipes too. AppleScabDisease

List of varieties for graft requests from ISSA orchards

If you have visited our orchards and found a fruit you are interested in but it is not available from our catalogue, you may request it to be grafted, please see the list below.  Then contact our office and we fill out the graft request form. From the hill orchard appletown wonder, ard cairn ...

APPLE SCAB (Venturia inaequalis)

Apple scab is the most economically destructive disease of apples in the world, and it is the most destructive fungal disease affecting the home apple planting. It is most severe in regions that are cool, humid and rainy. If left untreated, it will cause green, brown, or black lesions on the leaves and corky areas ...

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 ...

Apple Tree Pruning by Dave Breslin,ISSA staff

Apple tree pruning happens mostly in winter, when the trees are dormant. Most apple trees grown in home gardens are spurring types. A spur is a short (3-5" / 7-12cm) branch where the apple tree flowers and sets fruit. Pruning encourages the tree to grow more of these fruiting spurs by removing competing suckers and ...

Delivery of Graft Request

Irish Seed Savers Association Delivery of Graft Request Please find enclosed grafted trees according to your request. Please check that the package contains the number of grafted trees that you requested and paid for, each should be individually labelled. Note that the label may fade in time and may need to be replaced later (it is expected ...

Cider varieties

Question? I wonder do you have cider apple tree's similar to these below please.I would appreciate your help. Bitter sweet. Bisquet. Binet rouge. Frequin. Douce Moen. Mettais. Noel des Champs. Sweet varieties Rouge Duret. Douce coetigne Acid varieties Petit Jaune. Rambault. Cidor. Bitter varieties Judor. Avrolles. Answer: Best to try English’s nursery in Wexford: or Matthews in the UK:

Apple trees for Northern Ireland

Question: I was advised by the National Trust to contact you regarding advice on apple trees for Northern Ireland. I am looking to plant 5 oblique cordons in my garden (bareroot maiden whips)– 3 eaters (of which at least one good keeper) , 1 cooker and 1 good juicer. I live on the north coast of Northern ...

Advice as to varieties

Question: I want to buy two apple trees for my garden and would like some advice as to varieties. I find that some apples are quite acid (Cox’s pippins, Braeburn etc) and as I don’t know the names of your varieties, I don’t know how to choose. I’ve been advised to eat a more alkaline diet ...

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