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:

Regent is an apple bred for northern regions with plenty going for it, including a nice suagr/acid balance.


apple_regent.jpgThe story of Regent:

Here's an example of how much things have improved for folks wanting to grow apples in areas like the North American prairie, which experiences harsh winters.

The good people at the University of Minnesota transformed the situation of these folks during the 20th century, from one of having to grow largely substandard apples or none at all to one of having numerous apple options of high quality.

Regent is most certainly of excellent quality, with productive and healthy trees growing apples of very nice consistency and delightfully balanced sweet/sharp flavour.

And on top of all that, it's also resistant to cedar apple rust, a significant issue for many of us.

Regent Facts

Its origins:

Bred in Excelsior, Minnesota, USA in 1924. Introduced in 1963.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

This crisp and juicy apple offers plenty of honeyed sweetness and bracing acidity, along with a delicate flavour.


This medium-sized roundish apple has bright red stripes over a light yellow background skin colour.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in mid-October).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:


Keeping ability:

Good (2 to 3 months when kept refrigerated).

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