Careers in Horticulture

Careers information on the many areas of Irish Horticulture

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Examples of Outdoor Fruit Sector


Clarke’s Fresh Fruit is a family run business in Stamullen, County Meath (M1, Exit 7) currently growing 60 acres of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.

In 1988, we purchased two acres of land to provide employment for our teenage family. Following the advice and support of the local Teagasc office,we  decided to grow strawberries on the two acres. The business has now grown to twelve acres and provides a wide variety of soft fruit and other products to the general public, retail,hotel and restaurant trade.


The Apple Farm is located in county Tipperary in the south of Ireland. Apples have been grown in this area for hundreds of years, and since 1968 we have been planting more orchards to increase our supply. As well as apples, we grow pears, plums, sweet cherries, strawberries and raspberries. We also have a Camping and Caravan Park on the farm. And when we are not busy with this, you will find us making apple juice, and mixed juices from our other fruits; all done here on the farm. We even make a sparkling apple juice, and cider vinegar here too.
We have a farm shop from which our produce is available all year round.

Ballycross Apple Farm, situated just outside Wexford in Bridgetown, is the perfect destination for a fun family day out. Home to the award winning Ballycross Apple Juice, this real working apple farm is bursting with activities for big and small kids alike.

Kearns Fruit Farm was established over forty years ago on the family farm at the foothills of Mount Leinster. Originally started by Pat Kearns, we began growing fruit for jam production and canning back in the 1950’s. The farm has now developed into a large family run business producing and growing soft fruit for the Irish market.