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

Westfield Seek-No-Further

Why you should be excited:

Westfield Seek-No-Further is a wonderful throw-back to old English apples, even if it is entirely North American.


apple_westfieldseeknofurther.jpgThe story of Westfield Seek-No-Further:

Given how the U.S. culture tends to express itself, you would be forgiven if you sometimes forgot that the U.S.A. started out as a group of British Colonies.

This heritage is reflected in some of the U.K.-like tastes of early U.S.A.

Take the Westfield Seek-No-Further apple, for example. Here’s a variety very much reminiscent of old English apples, with a sweet nuttiness like so many varieties ‘back home.’ As a result, of course, it was hugely popular in the young United States, qualifying as New England’s favourite eating apple of the 19th century.

And it’s still delicious today, regardless of its nationality.

Westfield Seek-No-Further Facts

Its origins:

Discovered in Westfield, Massachusetts, USA, in the 18th century.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Highly thought of for its sweet, nutty flavour reminiscent of classic old English varieties.


This apple's yellow-green background is flushed and striped with red. It also sometimes has some 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:

Good (as much as 2 or 3 months when kept refrigerated).

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