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.
Early summer on an apple orchard is full of promise. The fruit on the trees is small, but we know it's going to grow in size as the next few weeks go by. The early-ripening varieties are already starting to do that. So we're pretty excited as we anticipate our 2016 harvest!
It's now been five years since we took possession of our property; this October will mark the fifth anniversary of our first tree going into the ground. The orchard is young, with more than 500 trees that just got planted this past winter. But it's growing and giving us hints of what's to come once it's in full production.
Summer days are long and there's so very much to do. Always, always, there is weeding. Add to that branch training, irrigation maintenance, nursery care, trellis attachment and preparations for the coming harvest. Days off? Not at this time of year.
Although we sometimes feel overwhelmed by what we've taken on, we love what we're doing and feel energized every morning when we first look out at our orchard, the ocean, islands and mountains in the distance. It's a good life and we invite you to visit us on our orchard or at our bed and breakfast and see for yourself.
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.