Fruit growers in Tipperary have indicated that their 2013 crops have increased by 50% on average, when compared to 2012, and Ireland generally, is currently experiencing its best fruit harvest in more than 10 years
Apples in particular, have done extremely well, due to Ireland’s sunny Summer.
The news was welcomed by local Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Tom Hayes.
“Ireland is currently on course to record one of the best apple harvests in Europe, which is welcome given that harvests in 2012 were 30% down on 2011 figures,” he said.
“Tipperary will benefit from this good harvest more than most, given that we are home to the country’s largest cider producer, Bulmers in Clonmel.”
“Last year was a worrying time for growers so I am delighted to see that all their hard work has been rewarded this year.”