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

Peasgood's Nonsuch

Why you should be excited:

Peasgood’s Nonsuch  is a rare bird: an old English apple equally appreciated for cooking and fresh eating.


apple_peasgoodsnonsuch.jpgThe story of Peasgood's Nonsuch:

How many significant apple varieties were nurtured from seed by a child?

One is Peasgood’s Nonsuch, raised by a little kid living in Grantham, England during the 1850s. The future Mrs. Peasgood’s dedication to this tree is commendable, especially since it became a fairly important apple in England, appreciated for cooking as well as fresh eating and widely regarded as one of the prettiest apples in the country.

Although prone to canker, the tree is resistant to most other common diseases.

A popular garden apple to this day, Peasgood’s Nonsuch is also grown on the Continent, where it is known as Sans Pareille de Peasgood.

Peasgood's Nonsuch Facts

Its origins:

Raised from a seed in Lincolnshire, England, 1850s.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Brisk and juicy when eaten fresh. Cooked, it makes a sweet, delicately flavoured puree.


Noted in the 19th century for its beauty, due to its attractive orange-red flush and broken red stripes over a green background skin colour.

When they’re available:

Mid-season (usually in mid-September).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:

Very good.

Keeping ability:

Good (up to 3 months when kept refrigerated).

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