Selection of apples from own orchard. Daffodils and tulips.
Killowen Orchard are apple growers for fresh fruit and apple juice pressing. They also cultivate daffodil and tulip fields for cut flowers and bulbs and have been present at the Milk Market since 1974.
Back in 1969 when Adam Green was a young boy, the family farm in Portlaw, Co. Waterford was planted with 28 acres of apple trees and soon became known far and wide as Killowen Orchard.
The original varieties of apples planted were Golden Delicious and Bramley, but the Goldens were slowly replaced with new varieties called Elstar and Jonagored. These new varieties of eating apples have a very good flavour and are juicy and crunchy. The Bramley cooking apples are still going strong.
In 1985 Adam started pressing his own apple juice, made with Elstar and Jonagored with added bramley for a bit of bite. He now presses four different flavours of juice: apple, apple with strawberry, apple with raspberry and apple with blueberry. Killowen juices do not contain any additives, water or sugar and, as it says on the label, are made with only pure fruit (and a pinch of Vitamin C).
In 1994 Adam planted 5 acres of daffodils for cut flower and bulb production and this acreage has slowly increased to its present day size of 65 acres. As well as selling their cut flower daffodils in the Milk Market, they supply to retail outlets in Ireland and export to Holland and the U.K. They also grow 2 acres of tulips and 1 acre of lilies, also for sale in Limerick.
The bulbs are harvested in July every year and over 20 different varieties of bulbs are on offer at their stall in the market. Killowen’s fields of daffodils and tulips look spectacular in springtime and the public are more than welcome to visit the farm to see this breathtaking vista.
Call in and talk to Adam Green (a good name for an apple grower!) at his stall at the Milk Market.
At the Milk Market
Killowen Orchard is present at the Milk Market on Fridays and Saturdays at stalls 1 & 3. Their website is www.KillowenOrchard.ie
Fri: 11.00 to 19.00hrs
Sat: 08.00 to 16.00hrs