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:

Mariborka is a 20th century fresh eating apple bred from Jonathan and Golden Pearmain.


apple_mariborka.jpgThe story of Mariborka:

Yes, we even grow apples that come from Slovenia.

And, in this case, we do so with considerable enthusiasm, as Mariborka comes with endorsements from many folks who have found it to be plenty worthwhile as a fresh eating apple.

The best attribute of this variety -- as it should be -- is the flavour, which has been described as strong, honeyed and aromatic.

As a late bloomer, Mariborka also avoids frost damage quite nicely, a significant advantage in growing areas that are susceptible to those surprise late frosts.

It's also an eye-catchingly attractive apple, topping off a list of winner characteristics. And you don't even need to travel to Slovenia to try one.

Mariborka Facts

Its origins:

Raised in Moribor, Slovenia, 1949; named in 1961.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

The crisp and juicy deep-cream coloured flesh is aromatic, with a strong, robust flavour that's rich and honeyed.


This eye-catching apple is flattish and slightly irregular in shape, with a bright red flush over its green background.

When they’re available:

Mid-season (usually in early October).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

Good (up to 3 months when kept refrigerated).

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