Salt Spring Apple Co.
Our Apples

Our Top 25

Here they are: our premiere selection of apple varieties. We consider these to be the varieties most likely to consistently produce magnificent and memorable fruit in our Salt Spring Island orchard. Read more


Cider Kings

We definitely don't stop at 25 varieties. In fact, we consider these 17 traditional cider varieties (with a couple of crabs and a diminutive super-juicer thrown in) to be the secret to Real Cider. They're most certainly worth checking out. Read more


The Whole 333

In a world blessed with thousands of apple varieties, not making our Top 25 or Cider Kings lists is hardly cause for embarrassment. Every one of these 333 apples is a winner in our books. Read more


Why you should be excited:

Brogan is a little known 20th century southern U.S. apple that’s considered excellent for fresh eating.


The story of Brogan:

Even today, a few folks are intentionally creating new varieties of apples the old fashioned way: by planting apple seeds and waiting to see if they hit the one in 10,000 jackpot with a new variety that actually tastes good.

That’s where Brogan came from, raised in Tennessee by a fellow of that name, who planted a seed from an apple grown by his father in Virginia.

Marketed in the 1980s as an outstanding fresh eating apple, Brogan reminds people of the southern stalwart, Blacktwig and the once much-loved (before it was rendered flavourless by sitting in grocery store bins months past their prime) Red Delicious.

We say this variety is definitely worth a try.

Brogan Facts

Its origins:

Raised from a seedl in Knox County,Tennessee, USA, mid-20th century.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Firm and juicy, with an appealing strong apple flavour.


Deep red in colour, shaped similarly to Red Delicious.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in late October).

Quality for fresh eating:

Very good.

Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

We'll let you know when we find out.

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