Yep, we're growing that many different types of apples. It's an incredible collection of classic heirloom and wonderful connoisseur varieties. And almost none are what you'll find filling the bins of most grocery stores. Read more
Rooms With a View
Salt Spring Island is an idyllic place to visit. And where better to stay than a room at the B&B @ Salt Spring Apple Company? Perfectly located and open year-round.
People sometimes ask us if there's anything to do in the orchard once the harvest is done.
I try not to laugh when I hear that, as we are just as busy in the 'off-season' as we are during the growing season. There are trees to dig up from the nursery and dead ones to replace in the orchard. There's mulching to be done. Pruning, attaching and reattaching trees to the trellis line. Surveying for signs of disease and acting accordingly when we find any. Getting the nursery ready for spring grafting. And -- of course -- weeding. Always weeding.
So, yes, winter is a busy time for us. We get a couple of weeks off right at the end of the year, but other than that, it's full-bore year-round at Salt Spring Apple Company. And with a few major special projects underway, it's even busier than usual this year.
And this is all good, as we love what we're doing here on Salt Spring!
Salt Spring Apple Company is working on something special, harkening back to Salt Spring's heyday as the foremost supplier of fresh apples to Western Canada.
On our modest little five acre property, we're growing an amazing range of fabulous organic apple varieties. Our goal is to take advantage of all that organic growers have learned in the past century about skillfully growing delicious, nutritious apples and doing so in harmony with the planet.