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:

Fuji is a rarity in our orchard: a major commercial variety that's widely grown by orchardists around the world.


The story of Fuji:

apple_fuji.jpgIf you're wondering what an orchard filled with rare and exotic apple varieties old and new is doing planting plain old Fuji, we understand. After all, many a visitor has been perplexed to find close to zero apple varieties they're familiar with on our list of 333 different varieties.

We're not the slightest bit ashamed of having focused on heritage and connoisseur apples unfamiliar to many. In fact, we're proud to be doing this. But when it came to Fuji, we decided toa dd it to the orchard simply because we were getting so many requests from people who wanted us to graft a Fuji tree for them.

We sometimes try to convince these folks to try something different, or at least go for Beni Shogun, an earlier ripening version of the same apple, but the Fuji name really means a lot to some people.

It just goes to show: a favourite is a favourite.

Fuji Facts

Its origins:

Bred at Tohoku Research Station in Japan; 1962 introduction.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Very firm, very crisp, very sweet. Simple as that.


A good-sized apple with an attractive pink-red flush over a yellow-green background skin colour.

When they’re available:

Very late season (usually in early November).

Quality for fresh eating:

Very good.

Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

Good (about 3 months when kept refrigerated).

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