There are few colours more associated with Christmas than vibrant red and rich green.
Locally grown poinsettia plants and fir trees offer a sustainable and natural way to introduce the colours and scents of the festive season to your home.
Bord Bia is encouraging people to buy a real Christmas tree and to look for poinsettias with the Bord Bia Quality Mark this Christmas in order to support the more than 200 Christmas tree and five poinsettia growers in Ireland.
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This year, over 500,000 Christmas trees will be grown in Ireland, resulting in a market valued of €21 million. It takes a decade for each tree to reach full maturity, highlighting the care and attention taken by growers to supply this festive favourite.
Almost half a million poinsettia plants have been grown by four of Bord Bia’s Quality Assured Irish Nurseries, and are available to buy this year in supermarkets and garden centres around the country, providing value of €2.1 million to the domestic horticulture industry.
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Poinsettias are a seasonal favourite in homes at this time of year. The vibrant plants can be used as a striking centrepiece for your kitchen table or living room, and also make for a wonderful gifting option.
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