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:

Senshu is another sweet Japanese-bred apple that’s crisp and juicy with a light flavour.


apple_senshu.jpgThe story of Senshu:

Also known as Sensyu, this apple is the product of crossing the famed Fuji –- Japan’s most popular apple –- with the considerably lesser-known Toko. The result is an apple most notable perhaps for its crisp and juicy yellowish flesh.

As Fuji’s involvement would suggest, Senshu is also an extremely sweet apple, which thrills some while turning off others. It’s won itself a decent-sized following, to the extent that you can go online and order a gift box -– at a premium price -– of this variety along with about 20 others.

You know you’ve made the big-time when you’re on that rather pricey list.

Senshu Facts

Its origins:

Bred in Akita, Japan; 1980 introduction.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

The yellowish flesh is firm and crisp. This apple is juicy and extremely sweet, much like its parent, Fuji.


This medium to large apple has pinkish-red stripes and blush over a yellow-green background skin colour.

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 (about 3 months when kept refrigerated).

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