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

Dunn's Seedling

Why you should be excited:

Dunn's Seedling is a nicely-flavoured fresh eating apple once widely-grown in the southern hemisphere.


apple_dunnsseedling.jpgThe story of Dunn's Seedling:

The unfortunate commercial imperative facing would-be major apple varieties includes a requirement that they be ‘highly coloured.’ Which means super-bright, super-red and super-eye catching.

A pretty, but more subtle-looking, apple like Dunn’s Seedling may fail this taste, even with its excellent fresh flavour.

While we don’t much mind what industrial agriculture does, it’s crazy that an apple like this may not be available to people who love it, simply because of its low-key appearance. Same goes for varieties that are modestly-sized or – horrors! – inconsistently sized. 

Luckily, we’re not bound by the same rules as the mass marketers.

Dunn's Seedling Facts

Its origins:

Raised from a seed in Melbourne, Australia, 19th century.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Sweet, with an engaging fresh taste.


A pretty greenish-red apple with a flush of light red mottling.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in mid-October).

Quality for fresh eating:

Very good.

Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

Very good (4 or 5 months when kept refrigerated).

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