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The Apple Farm is located in county Tipperary in the south of Ireland. We are engaged in a number of activities on our farm. Among these is a Camping & Caravan park, fruit production units including apples, pears, plums, strawberries and raspberries as well as bouquet apple juice production. We have a farm shop from which our products are available all year round.
Con Traas parents moved from southwest Holland to Ireland in the late 1960’s and began apple growing at The Apple Farm, between Cahir and Clonmel just beside the main Limerick-Waterford road. Traas father had been involved in fruit growing since childhood, and quickly set about establishing orchards, which are today planted with a dozen varieties of eating apples, including Discovery, James Grieve, Cox’s Pippin, and Bramley’s seedling cooking apples, plum varieties such as Opal and Victoria, and raspberries and strawberries.
By the 1970’s, the family realized there was no structure to enable them to sell their fruit locally, so they opened a shop at the farm. “Basically a barn from which we retail most of what we produce from the 30 acres of fruit,” says Con.