We have a unique orchard and our apple varieties include native Irish varieties and a few varieties from other countries that have been traditionally grown in Ireland for many years. We grow over 50 different varieties on site and host an annual Apple Day in September, we also produce our own hand pressed juice at the Centre.
The Apple is one of Ireland's most sacred trees and symbolises good health and future happiness. The Wild Apple is the original tree from which all varieties have been created and it will happily grow in any garden and is great for wildlife, especially bees and garden birds.
Apple polyphenols are standout nutrients in this widely loved fruit. These polyphenols include flavonols, anthocyanins (if the apples are red-skinned) and several dozen more health-supportive polyphenol nutrients. Apples are a good source of fibre, including the soluble fibre pectin, and are also a good source of vitamin C. Apple nutrients are disproportionately present in the skin, which is a particularly valuable part of the fruit with respect to its nutrient content.