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.
It's always exciting. And when it comes early -- like it has again this year -- it brings with it the prospect of an early harvest and no risk of fruit going unripe.
It's bloom season and it began in our orchard for 2016 on the 7th of April, which is pretty darn early. That's the day when a Quinte tree achieved full bloom, the first tree in our orchard to do so this year.
Does it promise a good growing season and an early harvest? Not always, but things certainly look promising at this point for 2016, as the long range weather forecast tells us we're likely to continue to have above-normal temperatures for pretty much the entire growing season. As we said last year, as long as the well doesn't go dry, that's good news for the apple trees.
Meanwhile, however, we have an entire growing season to get through and a zillion weeds to contend with in our orchard. Not to mention apple trees to sell and treats -- apple fritters and apple brownies being our current mainstays -- to take to Salt Spring Island's legendary Saturday Market.
Such is life on a certified organic farm!
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 more and more of our wonderful apples, certified organic apple trees, apple treats and related products for sale on Salt Spring, in Victoria and at a farmers' market near you.