Why you should be excited
Reverend Morgan is an apple originating in Texas that's one of those rare varieties that does well in heat.
The story of Reverend Morgan
Some marketing genius has referred to Salt Spring island as "Canada's Hawaii," which is roughly akin to calling one of the Sahara Desert's less parched areas "Sahara's rainforest."
Let's just say, it's a stretch.
So, we admit we're pushing it to even try growing Reverend Morgan apples on Salt Spring.
This is a variety notable for having originated in hot and humid Houston, Texas and -- even with climate change -- Salt Spring's climate will never be like Houston's (thank God!).
But we're giving Reverend Morgan a try anyway, as this is reputedly a good-quality apple of nice flavour and solid disease resistance that might just ripen here as summers get longer and hotter.
Reverend Morgan Facts
Grown from seed in Houston, texas, USA in 1972.
Flavour, aroma, texture
The white flesh is crisp and juicy with a mildly subacid flavour.
The pale green skin of this medium to large-sized apple is mostly covered with pinkish-red colouring.
When they’re available
Mid-season (usually in late September).
Quality for fresh eating
Quality for cooking
We'll let you know when we find out.