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

Wellington Bloomless

Why you should be excited:

Wellington Bloomless is an eye-catching apple that's even more distinctive when it blooms -- without petals.


apple_wellingtonbloomless-2.jpgThe story of Wellington Bloomless:

Yes, Wellington Bloomless is a distinctive, old-style looking apple, with its rustic yellow colour and a strongly inverted-conical shape (meaning a big, fat top and skinny little bottom).

It's got a distinctive flavour as well, with a notably sweet, quite delicious taste to grab your attention.

But by far the most notable characteristic of the Wellington Bloomless is something you can only notice for a few weeks out of each year: it lives up to its name, sort of. Oh, it blooms all right. It's just that it does so without having any petals. Not one. Zero.

Yes, bare-naked blossoms are the order of the day for this apple. Truly a freak of nature.

Wellington Bloomless Facts

Its origins:

Unknown origins in the USA. Existed prior to 1929.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

The deep cream-coloured flesh has a sweet, pleasant flavour.


This distinctive-looking yellow apple is inverted-conical, tapering from a wide top to a narrow bottom.

When they’re available:

Mid-season (usually in early October).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

So-so (1 month or a bit longer when kept refrigerated).

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