Yep, we're growing that many different types of apples. It's an incredible collection of classic heirloom and wonderful connoisseur varieties. And almost none are what you'll find filling the bins of most grocery stores. Read more
Rooms With a View
Salt Spring Island is an idyllic place to visit. And where better to stay than a room at the B&B @ Salt Spring Apple Company? Perfectly located and open year-round.
We're busily working through the winter to complete planting of our orchard, which will top out at just over 3,350 trees. It will be a big event for us to be fully planted, as it will allow us to turn more of our winter efforts in future years to different tasks, which have been neglected during these years of planting.
Since the 2015 harvest ended -- and it was a really good season, with our young orchard's still-small harvest up by about 150 per cent over 2014 -- we have also added some cold storage and made other improvements as we work toward another growing season.
With the long range weather forecast calling for a warm spring and summer ahead, it could be another early-starting and early harvested season, too.
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 certified organic apples. 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.