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 17 traditional cider varieties (with a couple of crabs 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

Pig's Nose Pippin

Why you should be excited:

Pig's Nose Pippin is a cute little apple with a flattish top that some say looks like a pig's snout.


apple_pigsnosepippin.jpgThe story of Pig's Nose Pippin:

Admittedly, there are a few apple varieties in our orchard that are there as novelties as much as they are for the quality of their fruit.

Whether it's Peche Melba and its peach-coloured flesh, Bloody Ploughman and its great (if unbelievable) story or the red-fleshed varieties that simply catch the eye, there certainly are some additional considerations in selecting varieties on top of flavour and texture.

Enter Pig's Nose Pippin, a nice little apple that might not have caught our attention if not for its name and the claim that its flattish top looks like a pig's snout.

If we were going to go with Catshead -- and we did -- how could we not go with Pig's Nose Pippin, too?.

Pig's Nose Pippin Facts

Its origins:

Uncertain origins in England, likely Hereford. First described in 1884.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

The crisp flesh is sweet and lightly aromatic.


This small apple is attractive, with a flat top that reminds some people of a pig's snout.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in mid-October).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

Good (about 3 months when kept refrigerated).

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