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:

Greensleeves combines the best qualities of its venerable parents to make a very nice mid-season eating apple.


apple_greensleeves.jpgThe story of Greensleeves:

Bred to bring together the sweet flavour of the famed Golden Delicious with the tartness of the somewhat less famous British apple James Grieve, Greensleeves ends up delivering a likeable, if unremarkable, balance in a September fresh-eating apple.

Developed in the U.K. and introduced in the 1960s, this is an apple for those who crave sweet and sharp in the same bite -- a popular combination these days.

It may not be famous or incredibly remarkable in any particular way, but Greensleeves is a winner. 

Especially if you like the idea of a mellow mid-sized apple that doesn’t try too hard to knock your socks off.

Greensleeves Facts

Its origins:

Bred in Kent, England, 1966 introduction.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Firm and juicy, mellow flavoured, with a nice sweet-tart balance.


A pretty yellow apple once ripe, sometimes with a pink blush.

When they’re available:

Mid-season (usually mid-September).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh-eating.

Keeping ability:

Limited (generally best to eat the week of harvest).

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