Fruit trees on north-facing slope?

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Ronan Twomey asked 5 years ago

Can I grow fruit trees on a north facing slope? I am in West Cork near to the sea. The land is arable and the slope is approx. 45 degrees and drains well. regards Dan O’Leary

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The West, being rainy which encourages disease is a challenge, as is proximity to the sea, because of wind, as is a north-facing site, because of less sunshine. Good drainage is a big positive factor.

Apple trees are the best bet.

Try ‘Lord Lambourne’, ‘Discovery’ and ‘Bramley’s Seedling’, two dessert and one cooking.

Control grass for a diameter of 1.5 metres. 

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