With continuing warm and dry conditions, Salt Spring Apple Company continues to experience remarkably early maturing of our apple crop for the year. We harvested our Transparent and Lodi apples on July 13, more than three weeks earlier than our 2014 harvest, which was itself an early one. They were followed by our Pristine, Sunrise and Wynoochee Early apples, plus small quantities of other varieties.
Whether it's due to climate change or other factors, it definitely has us on our toes, as everything is accelerated. The key to a season such as this is water. Thus far, our well is doing just fine. If that continues, the all-time classic season will end well.
Salt Spring Apple Company is working on something special, harkening back to Salt Spring's heyday as the foremost supplier of fresh apples to Western Canada.
On our modest little five acre property, we're growing an amazing range of fabulous organic apple varieties. Our goal is to take advantage of all that organic growers have learned in the past century about skillfully growing delicious, nutritious apples and doing so in harmony with the planet.
We're young and growing, or at least our apples are. In good time, you'll see our wonderful apples and related products for sale on Salt Spring, in Victoria and at a farmers' market near you.