The juiciest apples, strawberries in the brightest colour red or the tastiest grapes, all from your garden? It is possible when you enrich your garden with our fruit trees and fruit plants. No matter how small or large your ornamental or vegetable garden is, there is always room to grow the tastiest fruit. After all, many fruits grow well in containers or are climbers that can even grow against a wall. We have a wide range of fruit trees and shrubs that give excellent yields in spring and summer, including apple, pear, citrus and plum trees. Come by and choose the most beautiful tree, plant or shrub for your front and backyard.
All the more reasons for adding fruit to your garden
Healthy and delicious, fresh-picked fruit from the garden is one of the real luxuries of growing your own. The Irish climate is perfect for growing many different types, from tart rhubarb in early spring to sweet summer strawberries and crunchy autumn apples. Look out for container-grown bushes and trees to buy all year round or, in winter, bare-root plants which establish in double-quick time. A fruit tree is a real eye-catcher and, therefore, a lovely addition to your outdoor space. After all, our fruit trees have a very decorative appearance - and the older the fruit tree is, the more whimsical and characteristic its appearance will be. The fruits are the key element to this garden plant, but the beautiful blossom should certainly not be forgotten. Most fruit trees are hardy so you can enjoy delicious fruit and beautiful flowers year after year.
A greener future with our fruit trees
Fruit trees to enjoy in your garden include traditional apples, pears and plums – we stock many traditional heritage varieties with outstanding flavour and fascinating histories. Look out for unusual fruits like mulberries, quinces, and medlars in our garden centre. The children love to fruits grow in their own garden. In this way, enriching your garden is also educational. Why would you leave it at one type of fruit? The more, the better, according to the garden animals that will love to visit your outdoor space. It saves you another trip to the supermarket, where those expensive types of fruit are waiting in unnecessary plastic for someone to get them. Therefore, with a fruit tree or plant, you contribute to a more sustainable and greener future.
When should I plant my fruit plant or tree?
Did you know that November to March is the best time to plant a fruit tree or shrub? The shrubs and trees have finished flowering, and the leaves have just fallen from the branches. The soil is still lovely and warm from summer and already a bit moist because of the rain. Ideal for planting! After all, this leads to an excellent start for your trees: they can take root just a little faster so that you can enjoy the beauty of your fruit tree the following spring. There are a few minor exceptions to the rule, so reading the supplied information about the plant is very important. Most fruit plants prefer a sunny spot in a well-drained, loamy soil. Remember that fruit trees perform best when they have space, so don't plant them too close to other plants. When planting fruit trees, shrubs and potted plants, do not forget to water them well.
Pruning your fruit
It surely won't surprise you when we tell you to prune your fruit tree or plant regularly. You can maintain your tree or shrub to keep it small and away from the neighbours, but the proper pruning also stimulates the growth of new branches. However, there is a difference between pome fruit trees and stone fruit trees. At the beginning of the year, most young pome fruit trees, such as apple and pear trees, can be pruned. Cut old branches and make room for new growth. Don't do this, of course, during periods of frost. The stone fruit trees, such as plums, apricots or cherries, are best left alone in winter. Prune them just after flowering (May) or harvest (September).
In our range, you will find various fruit trees and plants, the one more known and therefore more popular than the other. We advise you to come by and look around our plant centre. Only then will you find the plants that make your heart beat faster. To help you on your way, we have listed several excellent fruit tree choices:
- Apple trees (Malus) offer beautiful spring blossoms, decorative fall foliage and juicy fruits in various colours, shapes and sizes. Did you know that the wood of the Malus is solid and is often used for furniture making?
- Pyrus, or ornamental pears, come in various shapes and sizes, from varieties with vibrant fall foliage and white spring blossoms to types with edible fruit, perfect for making jam. Plant the tree in a sunny, sheltered spot with well-draining soil. Olea europaea is the most famous olive tree. It is the perfect addition to any garden with its Mediterranean feel, creamy white flowers in summer and beautiful green olives.
- Prunus is a huge group of trees and shrubs, including spring-blooming and flavourful fruit trees such as peaches, plums, nectarines, and cherries. Their versatility means that prunus trees can be used in various ways in the garden.
Buy your fruit plants and trees from Ahern Nurseries & Plant Centre
Turn your garden into a beautiful and tasteful place with our fruit trees and plants. By getting your hands dirty in autumn and planting one or more fruit trees, you will enjoy flowers and fruits in spring. We have plants, shrubs and trees in different sizes so that there is always one that fits your garden size. Still not sure exactly what you're looking for? Our employees will, of course, be happy to help you. Stop by Ahern Nurseries & Plant Centre in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. Hope to see you soon!