MacNeice Fruit Ltd.
Ardress East
Portadown
Co. Armagh
BT62 1SQ
N. Ireland
T: +44 (0)28 3885 1381
F: +44 (0)28 3885 2224
E: info@macneicefruit.com

History

Historical records show that apple growing was widespread in County Armagh as early as the 12th century and orchard planting increased throughout the following years. In the late 19th century the Bramley Seedling was introduced.  This new variety was discovered by accident in England in 1876 and immediately won wide acclaim as the best culinary apple available.  This position has remained unchallenged throughout the British Isles for the past one hundred years. The Bramley apple endures as the public’s first choice of cooking apple and therefore the most commercially farmed apple in Ireland and the UK.