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

Golden Supreme

Why you should be excited:

Golden Supreme is yet another Golden Delicious descendent, ripening earlier and bearing a pretty blush.


apple_goldensupreme.jpgThe story of Golden Supreme:

While there’s debate over where in the United States Golden Supreme was first discovered (was it Clay County, West Virginia or Idaho?), there is little debate over the qualities of this apple.

Essentially, it’s an earlier-ripening, more blushed but simpler version of Golden Delicious.

That pretty much defines who is going to enjoy this apple: folks who like their apples sweet and aromatic and who don’t mind the complete absence of balancing acidity.

Which makes Golden Supreme awfully similar to many Japanese-bred varieties.

If this strikes you as appealing, you’ll definitely want to check out this variety, which grows happily on a vigorous tree.

Golden Supreme Facts

Its origins:

Discovered in either West Virginia or Idaho, USA, around 1960.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Firm, fairly crisp and juicy. Sweet with virtually no Acid. Simple and refreshing to eat.


A large apple with light yellow skin. Sometimes has a slight pink blush on the sunny side. often has russet.

When they’re available:

Mid-season (usually in late September).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

Good (up to 3 months when kept refrigerated).

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