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

Isaac Newton's Tree

Why you should be excited:

Issac Newton's Tree is as descriptive a name as you'll find: It's the apple that discovered gravity. Sort of.


apple_isaacnewtonstree.jpgThe story of Isaac Newton's Tree:

Those with a less romantic bent might want to refer to this apple by the variety's other name: Flower of Kent.

The rest of us can revel in imagining young Mr. Newton sitting beside a tree in the fall of 1665, watching an apple fall and then realizing there was something important to be learned from this (beyond the fact that the apple was likely now bruised).

Important stuff.

And the apple has value, too. It's a cooker in the traditional English sense, turning into a nicely-flavoured puree when cooked, while reminding us of how the apple has so thoroughly permeated our culture.

Grow it to cook, or just to watch it fall.

Isaac Newton's Tree Facts

Its origins:

Uncertain origins somewhere in England; recorded in 1629.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

This culinary apple cooks down to a sweet, delicately flavoured puree.


The fruit is large and heavily-ribbed, with red mottling over a yellowish background.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in mid-October).

Quality for fresh eating:

Mainly used for cooking.

Quality for cooking:


Keeping ability:

Good (2 or 3 months when kept refrigerated).

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