Salt Spring Apple Co.
Our Apples

333 Apple Varieties

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.

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Your own Apple Tree

We've got heritage and connoisseur apple trees for sale and we'll even graft one to your personal specifications. Read more

Our Top 25

Here they are: our top 25 apple varieties (other than the traditional cider varieties you can read about on our Cider Kings page). These are varieties we have planted in our orchard in quantity because we think they're special and likely to do well in our coastal climate. Click on the links to read lots more about each of these great varieties.

Airlie Red Flesh

Outside appearance: average. Inside appearance: PINK! One of the few red-fleshed apple varieties that has flavour to match its attractiveness. Read more

Ashmead's Kernel

Any day you're feeling particularly ancient, just think of an apple variety nearly 300 years old. An especially delicious one... Read more

Belle de Boskoop

The first of our two greats from the Netherlands is an oldtimer that still tastes awesome after months in storage. Read more

Bramley's Seedling

If you're from the UK, we need say nothing more about this legendary cooker. Read more


Calville Blanc d'Hiver

It's a fancy name for such a homely apple, but appearances aren't everything. Check out the incredible flavour! Read more


Some prefer the European name: Querina. Everyone likes the aromatic flavour. Read more


A modern variety that's 'free' from disease and - more importantly - tastes great. Read more



Most of our top apple varieties are old time classics, but this youngster makes the grade despite its youth. There are lots of    good reasons why. Read more



At first we didn't include Gravenstein on this list. Then we listened to its enthusiastic fans and reconsidered. Read more


Grimes Golden

Here's a classic, chosen for those who love a crisp, juicy late season yellow apple. Read more



Juicy, creamy and this German variety will store nicely right through the winter. Read more


Lovers of the classic Jonathan are going to like this modern version too. Read more


Karmijn de Sonnaville

Don't worry about pronouncing its Dutch name. Just savour the intense flavour. Read more

King of Tompkins County

This is the all-time super delectable classic apple that first won us over to Salt Spring apples. The King deserves to be much better known than it is. Read more



Sense a theme developing here? This apple is legendary for its dependability. Read more


If you're from Ohio, you know all about this tart, juicy multi-purpose apple. Read more

Nova Easygro

Yes, it sounds like an appliance, but this Canadian apple tastes darn good. Read more



We admit: we vacillated on whether to include it. But this is a good one, so it's in The Big 18. Read more


Super early, super good and up to the challenge of growing on the West Coast. Read more

Sweet Bough

So tasty and so early in the season, we're amazed this American heritage apple is virtually unknown. Read more


Sweet Sixteen

Unusual in its vanilla-like flavour and a pretty, dependable apple you're going to love. Read more

Williams' Pride

You'd be proud too if you bred an early apple this tasty. Read more

Winter Banana

Another 19th century favourite, equally well suited to fresh eating and cooking. Read mor

Wolf River

A cooking apple so legendary for its deliciousness, you might have heard of it despite its rejection by industrial agriculture. Read more

Wynoochee Early

Rare for an early apple, this one has full-bodied flavour and is equally good for fresh eating as it is for cooking. Read more

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