A dark skinned grape used to make wine. It is generally spicy-berry flavoured and is soft on the palate. It produces a wine with red fruit flavours such as pomegranate and wild strawberry with a white pepper spice note. Grenache is the most widely grown red grape variety in the world.
Halls Giant is the main pollinator for Ennis. It does not produce a big crop of nuts but it does shed large amounts of pollen late in the season. Every planting of hazelnuts should contain at least 20% pollinators.
Pinot noir grapes are almost black when ripe and are best known for the wine variety of the same name. This grape is best suited to cooler, drier climates, producing a light-bodied wine. It has been grown for wine making since the Middle Ages.
This beautiful, hardy tree is well adapted to harsh urban conditions. A deciduous tree with Yellow-green, serrated, lobed leaves. Fast growing and drought tolerant. Performs well in warmer areas in sun or semi-shade.
A very large nut with excellent flavour enclosed in a green prickly burr. Used for roasting and cooking. This is a very large spreading tree to approx 10m with good crops; more suitable to cool climate areas
Bright shiny vibrant red apple with deep-pink coloured flesh inside. All parts of the tree including flowers, branches and fruit have red-purple colouring. Growing to a height of 2-3 metres with a spread of 2-3 metres, so it is good for backyards
A giant shade tree with magnificent maple-like leaves that turn brilliant shades of red, yellow and gold during autumn. Plant at least 10- 20 metres from buildings and powerlines. Reaches 15 -20 metres on maturity. Deciduous.
Also known as Red Williams, this medium size fruit is bright red over a yellow background. Sweet and juicy fine textured flesh with good flavour, similar to Williams Bon Chretien.Used for fresh fruit, cooking and juice. An upright spreading tree which can be suitable to espalier. Pollinators: Beurre Bosc, Nijisseiki
Red delicious produces excellent crops of bright red, large, crunchy apples. The flesh is greenish white and has a crisp texture. The are great to eat straight off the tree. Pollinate with a Granny Smith, Pink Lady or a Red Fuji. A high chill variety for cooler regions.
Attractive red skinned flesh with yellow background. Mid season, early flowering variety requiring only a medium chill. Firm, moderate juice, small to medium sized fruit.
Pollinators, Williams, Buerre Bosc, Ya li
Jumbo Nut, high yielding. Preferred variety for all markets. It requires cross pollination with the Halls Giant. The tree is moderately vigorous and has few suckers and is an abundant cropper. The shell is moderately firm and light brown with pronounced darker-colored stripes. Nuts are large and attractive, averaging 4.2 g, and have a kernel percentage of 48%.
A small cocktail Pear, very sweet fruit, with green skin and attractive blush. Best eaten fresh, used on cheese platters and in children’s lunch boxes. Plant in a sunny position with well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth. Pollinate with a Packham’s Triumph. Matures, late February, early March (Mid Season)
Medium sized round fruit, with texture of an Apple, flesh is crisp and white, and has a nice flavour. Russetted brown skin. Low chill variety suitable for more temperate climates. Suggested pollinators Nijisseiki (20th Century) and Williams.
A small to medium sized tree with a spreading habit. The large double flowers start as bright pink buds, as the buds open the outer petals become a soft pink and the centers white. These beautiful blooms are produced in abundance. Attractive autumn foliage. Suitable for cooler climates only
This rhubarb has vibrant red stems and with its large green leaves makes a lush addition to any garden. Add lots of organic matter and water well for best results This variety was developed by Goodman Seeds. Eat only the stems as the leaves are toxic and must not be eaten.
The quince is valued for its high pectin content and is used frequently in jams, jellies and cosmetics. This fruit is one of the few that must be cooked as it is too tart, hard and unpalatable to eat raw. The quince tree has been cultivated by people for thousands of years. Originating from Turkey and Iran this is a fruit with a fascinating history, it features strongly in the history and mythology of both Greece and Rome. Trees are very long lived and have a beautiful, gnarly twisted appearance, they are exceptionally hardy and can withstand both periods of dry and severe cold. Smyrna - A
Medium sized round fruit with dark red skin and yellow to pink flesh. It has a sweet taste with slight bitterness near the stone - clingstone. Grows to a height of 2m and a width of 2m. Matures early to mid January. Partially self fertile, pollinates with Mariposa or satsuma. Used for fresh fruit, stewing preserves and jams. Vigorous upright growth habit. This is a very popular variety for home gardens and has good keeping qualities. Plant in a sunny position with well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until
Large, first quality fruit, purplish-crimson in colour with a pale blue bloom. Flesh yellow, with a red blush coming from just below the skin. Mildly sweet, with some tartness near skin and stone. Good bearer, considered to be one of the best plums.
Large, golden yellow, pear shaped fruit with a mild flavour. Excellent when preserved. The flesh becomes a beautiful dark red when cooked and the conserve, quince jelly, is one of the best. A very hardy small tree that thrives and bears well.
High density flowering of double pink peach blossom in spring make this tree a delight in the garden, it produces white fleshed full sized freestone peaches in early summer Often ripening in time for Christmas. No pollination required. Sometimes referred to as a Super Dwarf Peach Tree. This is an ideal tree to get the kids involved in growing their own fruit in the garden!
Slightly more sour than its relative the blackcurrant, and is cultivated mainly for jams and cooked dishes. Currants require a cold winter and can be grown in areas that may be too wet and shady for other fruit.
A hardy, compact tree growing to 2 meters at full maturity. Often called the Super Dwarf Valley Red. Long thin leaves are glossy and dark green. A beautiful display of rose-pink flowers are produced in spring. A moderate crop of fruit is produced mid-late season. Size and shape is medium and round to oblong. Skin colour is orange-yellow with a deep red blush. Flesh is golden when ripe and the eating quality is very good, with a melting sweet flavour. High Chill, not suited to Warm climates
A small deciduous shrub whose berries are used to make elderberry wine. Elderberry plants are also grown as ornamental plants in the garden and are frost tolerant. Full sun and a well drained humus rich soil will provide the best results. A deciduous suckering shrub growing 3m or more. The berries and flowers are edible, but other parts of the plant are poisonous, containing toxic calcium oxalate crystals.