Orchard Tour Armagh

Orchard Tour Armagh

What to expect from an Orchard Tour Armagh, cider tasting experience.

Let us take you on a drive through the beautiful Drumlin landscape of Co Armagh. With acres of lush fertile countryside and the opportunity to meet local apple growers. Go on an Orchard Tour Armagh, with a tasting session included at the end.

What you will learn on this tour:

  • An insight into why this area is perfect for the development and proliferation of so many Bramley Apple Orchards.
  • The significance of PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status. The Armagh Bramley is one of only 3 foods awarded this status in N.Ireland along with the Comber Potato and Lough Neagh Eel.
  • A briefing on the types of orchards, both young & old.
  • The relationship the growers have with AFBI (Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute).
  • When did the Bramley Apple come to Armagh.
  • Where were the first seedlings planted?
  • The relatively recent growth in the Craft Cider industry.
  • The versatility of the Bramley Apple.
  • Why are the honey bees so important to the growers?
  • The year long cycle of the Orchards apple tree growth.