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

Kandil Sinap

Why you should be excited:

Kandil Sinap is perhaps the most distinctive-looking of all apples. Tall and skinny to the extreme.


apple_kandilsinap.jpgThe story of Kandil Sinap:

While it’s often described as being from Turkey, Kandil Sinap may actually have originated across the Black Sea in Crimea, Ukraine. Either way, it’s an exotic beginning for an apple variety that looks like no other.

Photos of the tall, cylindrical Kandil Sinap almost look like they’ve been altered, but there’s no need to do any digital shenanigans with the picture. This apple really is a tall, skinny cylinder.

It’s also a tasty apple indeed, despite the fact that some people tend to limit its use to decorative purposes.

You may want to get your hands on two in order to save one to show off while you enjoy munching the other example of how apple varieties originate all over this world.

Kandil Sinap Facts

Its origins:

Discovered in Crimea, Ukraine, early 1800s.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Juicy and crisp, this little apple is sweet, with plenty of refreshing acidity.


Tall and slender, this is one of the most distinctive-looking of all apples. Just imagine an otherwise average-looking apple on an extreme diet.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in mid-October).

Quality for fresh eating:

Very good.

Quality for cooking:


Keeping ability:

Very good (up to 4 months when kept refrigerated).

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