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 29 traditional cider varieties (with a few crab-apples 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:

Cauley is a 19th century southern U.S. apple that’s best known for the tree’s incredible productivity.


apple_cauley.jpgThe story of Cauley:

Imagine an apple tree that consistently produces more than a ton of apples a year.

That’s what brought Cauley to attention in 1930s Mississippi, as that was the productivity of the one Cauley tree at the Delta Branch Agricultural Experiment Station that survived the great Misssissippi flood of 1927.

The variety harkens back much further than that, as it was mentioned by the American Pomological Society as early as 1860.

In addition to being highly productive, this is also a large apple of very good quality. Early harvested Cauleys work well in baking, while later pickings will score you large quantities of a pleasantly crisp and tangy eating apple.

And while dwarf rootstock certainly won’t allow you to harvest a ton, you can be sure it’s productive.

Cauley Facts

Its origins:

Originated somewhere in Mississippi, USA, likely in the early 19th century.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

The slightly yellow flesh of this big apple is crisp, with a subacid flavour.


A light green-skinned apple with a red blush and some striping.

When they’re available:

Mid-season (usually in early October).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:


Keeping ability:

We'll let you know when we find out.

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