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

Peck's Pleasant

Why you should be excited:

Peck's Pleasant is a bright red-skinned fresh eating apple that needs time in storage to develop excellent flavour.


apple_peckspleasant.jpgThe story of Peck's Pleasant:

We often hear that there's nothing better than a fresh-picked apple consumed within minutes of coming off the tree.

WIth many apples, this is true, as even some otherwise so-so varieties are pretty darn satisfying at the moment of harvest.

And then there are late season apples like Peck's Pleasant, an old U.S. variety that's far better two or three months after harvest -- assuming it's been stored carefully -- as it needs time to mellow and develop the savoury flavour that makes this apple something special.

And this is a good thing, as it means you can save your Peck's Pleasant apples until other varieties are long-gone and enjoy them into the New Year.

Peck's Pleasant Facts

Its origins:

Uncertain origins, but likely discovered in Rhode Island, USA; recorded in 1832.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

After two or three months in storage, this apple develops a rich, savoury taste.


An appealingly bright red apple.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in mid-October).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

Very good (4 or 5 months when kept refrigerated).

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