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:

Enterprise is a hum-dinger of a fresh eating apple that tastes even better months after harvest.

apple_enterprise-2.jpgThe story of Enterprise:

Who says newer apples are just about disease resistance? Sure, Enterprise is scab resistant, but it's got a whole lot more than that going for it.

Start with the look of this glossy, full-red apple, that generally checks in at medium-to-large in size. Add to that the eating experience, where you get to savour firm, crisp, juicy flesh and a rish, sub-acid flavour.

And then there's the remarkable keeping ability of Enterprise, an apple that doesn't even taste its best until it's spent a couple of months in cold storage. You'll be happily eating this apple until at least mid-April.

A productive tree that grows vigorously, this is about as solid an apple as you're going to find anywhere. Accolades yet again to the U.S. co-op apple breeding program for producing yet another big-time winner.

Most enjoyable, with or without the Star Trek jokes.

Now we just need to get a whole bunch of Enterprise trees grafted. This has proven more of a challenge than we expected, due to difficulty in finding buds to graft with. But we're doing the best that we can, Captain.

Enterprise Facts

Its origins:

Bred in Indiana, USA; 1992 introduction.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Firm, crisp, rich, juicy, sub-acid, even better after a month or two in storage.


Very attractive. Medium to large, with a glossy full red skin colour.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in late October).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

Excellent (up to 6 months when kept refrigerated).

Next of The Big 18 is Florina.

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