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Introduction to soft fruit growing in Ireland - Webinar

On Tuesday 24th May at 7.30pm join Join Dr. Eamonn Kehoe, Teagasc Soft Fruit Advisor for an interactive seminar aimed at anyone who is interested in growing soft fruit crops. You can Register for this webinar and get more information here

Soft fruit crops can be grown almost anywhere in Ireland now and offers an opportunity for entrepreneurs to grow berries for their ‘local’ market. The local market rules will also be discussed.

Click on the button below to register.

Get more information on some popular soft fruit crops below; Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries


Fresh Strawberry Production Factsheet

The main soft fruit crop grown in Ireland is the fresh strawberry. This is worth an estimated €47m per annum. Most strawberries are grown under-cover, leading to an extended growing season. Starwberries can now be grown in any part of the country, making it easier to get locally grown crops. 


Fresh Raspberry Production Factsheet

The most popular cane fruit crop grown in Ireland is the raspberry.  They are mainly grown under protective cover. Use of different varieties and methods has extended the harvest from May to November.The crop is worth an estimated 4m per annum.


Blueberry Production Factsheet

Blueberries are perennial flowering plants producing berries every year. The most popular varieties are Bluecrop,Duke,Draper and Brigitta. They belong to the Genus Vaccinium and prefer to be grown in acid soils.


This Soft Fruit webinar,  is hosted by the Teagasc Horticulture Development Department. Read more here about Horticulture