While it would be brilliant if kiwis grew in Kildare or lychees in Louth, Ireland has to be content with a few types of indigenous fruit: apples, rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and gooseberries. Other varieties of fruit must be sourced from more exotic climates such as the Kalahari region in South Africa with their juicy citrus or the San Francisco Valley in Brazil for their sweet, seedless grapes. We have built a network of Global GAP and BRC approved growers worldwide who can offer consumers the freshest and finest quality of fruit with full traceability so that you know when you buy a Meade orange or pear, you are bringing the sunshine of well-tended orchards into your fruit bowl.
Daniel, Rodney and James (left to right) travel the world forging relationships with fruit growers to seek out the most flavourful fruit possible to bring to our customers. Rodney Kingston, Manager of our Fruit Division, has been with the company for over 25 years. He has grown this division by sourcing only the best on offer, and always seeking new products with which to keep consumers happily eating their 5-a-day. His colleagues Daniel McKenna and James McGivern monitor our fruit crops with our team of international growers and keep well informed of the weather and conditions affecting our melons in Costa Rica and our kiwis in New Zealand. But the team all love Irish strawberries, blackcurrants, raspberries, rhubarb and apples because they can be grown here at home by our excellent team of Irish growers.