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

Newtown Pippin

Why you should be excited:

Newtown Pippin is the apple that launched –- way back in the 19th century –- the U.S. apple export industry.


apple_newtownpippin.jpgThe story of Newtown Pippin:

How can an apple as famous and significant as this one have so much confusion around its name?

In some places, it’s known as Albermarle Pippin. In others, it’s Yellow Newton. And in others, it’s Newtown Pippin.

And there are additional versions of the name, too.

Take your pick among them and it’s still going to be the same, excellent apple.

Appreciation of this variety, which rarely ripens in the U.K., is what spurred the creation of the United States’ apple export industry, as Brits loved their Newtown Pippins. The rest is history, including this variety, which was mostly pushed aside by Golden Delicious and then other varieties.

It remains an excellent apple, worth seeking out.

Newtown Pippin Facts

Its origins:

Discovered in Newtown, New York, USA; introduced in 1759.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Has a brisk, aromatic quality that some equate to pineapple flavour.


It's a green to greenish-yellow, medium-sized apple, slightly flattish in shape.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in late October).

Quality for fresh eating:

Very good.

Quality for cooking:


Keeping ability:

Very good (up to 5 months when kept refrigerated).

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