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

Nova EasyGro

Why you should be excited:

Nova Easygro is a multi-purpose Canadian-bred apple that's infinitely better than its banal name might suggest.

apple_NovaEasygro_small.JPGThe story of Nova Easygro:

If we were looking for nominations in the category of 'Most Uninspired Apple Variety Name,' this sucker would be right up there on the list. The regional reference to Nova Scotia is not a problem for us, but the ham-handed sales pitch for home gardeners to plant it made this apple a hard one to bring ourselves to stick in the ground. Do we really want to promote variety that's advertised solely as easy to grow?

We forced ourselves to go ahead with Nova Easygro anyway, largely because it's an apple with a lot going for it. Sure, the trees grow nicely, are disease-resistant and hardy. More importantly, the apples are crisp and juicy, with a mild, sweet flavour that people love. On top of that, this is an attractive, large, red-striped apple that will keep nicely well into the new year, tasting even better after some time in storage.

Plus it's Canadian, eh. We like that too and tip our hats to the Nova Scotians who bred this variety, introducing it to the apple-growing world in 1971.

We'll always hate the name, but that doesn't change the fact that Nova EasyGro is a particualrly nice apple.

Nova Easygro Facts

Its origins:

Bred in Nova Scotia, Canada; 1971 introduction.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Crisp, with a mild, sweet flavour that improves with time in storage.


Very good. Large in size, with red skin colour over a greenish-yellow background.

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 or even longer when kept refrigerated).

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