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

Edward VII

Why you should be excited:

Edward VII is an early 20th century English cooking apple that’s got plenty of good attributes.


apple_edwardVII.jpgThe story of Edward VII:

People living in areas prone to late frosts -– as in, right in the middle of apple tree blooming time –- face a big challenge. Every year, they risk losing their entire crop.

Which is why late-blooming apples like Edward VII –- which shows its flowers about three weeks after the earliest bloomers –- have a definite appeal.

For those of us facing less risk of frost during bloom, Edward VII still has a lot going for it. Not only does it cook to a well-flavoured, pretty, translucent, cream-coloured puree; it also is quite serviceable as a fresh eating apple.

Which is an appealing combination, even for those of us who aren't attracted to this named-for-a-king variety due to being enthusiastic monarchists.

Edward VII Facts

Its origins:

Bred in Worcester, England; 1908 introduction.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

As a cooker, it makes a well-flavoured, translucent puree. For fresh eating, it has a brisk, pleasant flavour.


A fairly large, flattish-shaped, green-yellow apple.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in mid-October).

Quality for fresh eating:

Good, considering it's mainly treated as a cooking apple.

Quality for cooking:

Very good.

Keeping ability:

Very good (about 5 months when kept refrigerated).

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