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 17 traditional cider varieties (with a couple of crabs 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:

Hawaii is a tasty combination of Gravenstein and Golden Delicious, which some say tastes like pineapple.


apple_hawaii.jpgThe story of Hawaii:

Golden Delicious takes a lot of flak for the vast space it takes up in grocery stores, which could be made available to a diversity of more interesting varieties.

Some of Golden Delicious’ offspring would be worthy candidates to take over such space. Exhibit A: Hawaii, an apple combining the best attributes of its parents (Golden Delicious and Gravenstein).

Fans are thrilled by the explosion of flavours, some say these even include a hint of pineapple.

Not always beautiful, Hawaii’s taste more than compensates.

Hawaii Facts

Its origins:

Bred in Sebastapol, California, USA, 1945 introduction.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Crisp textured fruit has a distinctive and assertive fruity flavour that some say includes hints of pineapple.


Large yellow apple, sometimes with pinkish-orange striping.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually mid-October).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

Good (3 months or even longer when kept cold).

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