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:

Ingram is a great-tasting and long-keeping apple from the middle of the U.S.A. Missouri, to be precise.


The story of Ingram:

apple_ingram.jpgFor those of us of this era, hearing that Ingram was ranked -- more than a century ago -- up with York Imperial in eating quality might not have great meaning. But around the turn of the 20th century, this was high praise, indeed.

Even better, Ingram is a very good apple for storing, as its fine flavour will keep nicely right through late winter. And on top of all that good news, Ingram also grows on a tree that is highly productive.

That means you'll get lots of apples from your Ingram tree, they'll taste great and the apples you put away in the fall will continue to eat well for months to come.

And this is a largely forgotten apple, why exactly?

Ingram Facts

Its origins:

Raised from a seed near Springfield, Missouri, USA, sometime before 1855.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

This tasty aple is firm, crisp, juicy, aromatic and mildly subacid.


Medium in size and dark red in colour, often with dots of white or russeting.

When they’re available:

Very late season (usually in November).

Quality for fresh eating:

Very good.

Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating, although also very good in cider.

Keeping ability:

Very good (4 or 5 months when kept refrigerated).

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