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

Dumelow's Seedling

Why you should be excited:

Dumelow's Seedling is a 19th century English cooking apple with a good reputation and a misspelled name.


The story of Dumelow's Seedling:

apple_dumelowsseedling.jpgI suppose it would be a 'good news-bad news' moment for Mr. Dummeller of Shakerstone, England if he could jump forward in time by a couple of centuries and learn that the apple he introduced to the world in the early 1800s still exists and has a positive -- if somewhat obscure -- reputation.

That's the good news.

The not-so-good news is that this apple has a name that's a misspelling: Dumelow's Seedling rather than what it should have been: Dumeller's Seedling.

If such time travel ever occured, one would need to hope that Mr. Dumeller wasn't vain, as his name may have been corrupted, but his apple remains a solid cooker. In fact, it was considered a star apple during Victorian times.

Dumelow's Seedling Facts

Its origins:

Raised from seed near Shakerstone, Leicestershire, England, likely in the late 18th century.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

This sharp culinary apple breaks down into a stiff and nicely-flavoured puree when cooked.


A large, yellow-gold apple flushed with a hint of red.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in mid-October).

Quality for fresh eating:

Mainly used fr cooking and juice.

Quality for cooking:

Very good.

Keeping ability:

Very good (about 4 months when kept refrigerated).

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