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

Ginger Gold

Why you should be excited:

Ginger Gold is what Golden Delicious dreams of being: beautiful, tasty and good after time in storage.


apple_gingergold.jpgThe story of Ginger Gold:

Every apple has its unique story and Ginger Gold’s offers one of the best.

Imagine cleaning up after a horrific hurricane (Camille, 1969), working your way through a devastated orchard. Amidst the carnage, you find a little seedling apple tree growing.

To Clyde Harvey of Lovingston, Virginia, this is what happened and it’s how he discovered Ginger Gold, which Clyde was smart enough to not rip out. And once he realized how great this new apple variety was, he named it after his wife, Ginger.

Even if this wasn’t a beautiful and delicious yellow apple, the story alone is enough to make you want to give Ginger Gold a try. It's tasty and it stores well.

Ginger Gold Facts

Its origins:

Discovered in Lovingston, Virginia, USA; introduced 1982.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Crisp and clean, with a mild flavour and a tart finish. Refreshing.


Nice, consistently-sized apple featuring a beautiful yellow colour, often with a slight pink blush.

When they’re available:

Mid-season (usually in late September).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:


Keeping ability:

Good (2 to 3 months when kept refrigerated).

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