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

Lemon Pippin

Why you should be excited:

Lemon Pippin… well… it looks quite a bit like a lemon. And it’s a tasty English heritage apple, too.


apple_lemonpippin.jpgThe story of Lemon Pippin:

It can be hard to know where an older variety of apple actually originated. Take Lemon Pippin, which became known- – and quite popular –- in England during the 18th century.

But it didn’t necessarily originate there; some believe this fine apple came from across the English Channel in Normandy. And there’s no way to know for sure. But the English lay claim to it and we all get to enjoy it. 

Best known for its fresh-eating strengths, Lemon Pippin has also been long appreciated dried, in tarts, in apple jelly and in old-style candied fruit (think sugar plums and such).

Lemon Pippin Facts

Its origins:

Discovered in the U.K. or possibly Normany, France. First recorded in 1744, but likely much older than that.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Firm, with coarse, yellowish flesh. Somewhat dry, but sweet, nicely balanced with a lemony shot ofacid.


Lemon-yellow coloured. The shape is also reminiscent of a lemon.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in mid-October).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:


Keeping ability:

Good (about 3 months when kept refrigerated).

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