Baking boom boosts business for Bramley apple orchards

Olan McNeece of Boyne Grove Fruit Farm says the main problem is feeding the demand for the traditional apple variety that’s used in tarts and pies

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
3rd May, 2020
Baking boom boosts business for Bramley apple orchards
Olan McNeece of Boyne Grove Fruit Farm, where sales of Bramley apples are up by 125 per cent

The country‘s Covid-19 baking boom has resulted in an unexpected boost to business for one Louth apple farmer. Olan McNeece of the Boyne Grove Fruit Farm near Drogheda said sales of the Bramley apples grown in his family’s orchards are up by 125 per cent.

“The Bramley, which is what bakers use in apple tarts and apple pies, is back in fashion,” he said. “Our main challenge at the moment is keeping...

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