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:

Tumanga is a tasty German apple reminiscent of the great English classic Cox’s Orange Pippin.


apple_tumanga.jpgThe story of Tumanga:

The influence of the legendary Cox’s Orange Pippin is widespread, extending far beyond the borders of the United Kingdom, where it has reigned supreme for more than a century.

Evidence of Cox’s influence can be found in Germany, where Tumanga, its offspring and similar in many ways, is widely planted, used mainly for making juice.

Aside from this apple's unfortunate tendency to bruise quite easily, Tumanga is unquestionably a winner of an apple, with rich flavour, nice texture and even the ability to store through the winter quite successfully.

Whether or not you consider yourself to be a Cox Pippin Moonie, we suggest you give Tumanga a try.

Tumanga Facts

Its origins:

Bred in Muncheberg-Mark, Germany; introduced in 1967.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

The sweet, crisp, juicy flesh packs an intense, rich flavour. Also aromatic.


Resembles Cox's Orange Pippin, with an orange-red flush and red stripes over a greenish-yellow background skin colour, plus dots of russet.

When they’re available:

Mid-season (usually in late September).

Quality for fresh eating:

Very good.

Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

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


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