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

Pitmaston Pineapple

Why you should be excited:

Pitmaston Pineapple is yet another apple reputed to taste like a different fruit. Can you guess which one?


apple_pitmastonpineapple-3.jpgThe story of Pitmaston Pineapple:

This smallish apple delivers excellent flavour, but not everyone thinks “pineapple” when they taste it.

Some claim the name refers not to flavour but colour and shape. Regardless, Pitmaston Pineapple was popular in the United Kingdom in the 19th century and again in the 1920s.

It’s stood the test of time, delivering intense and distinctive flavour in good years. Even those who don’t sense pineapple tend to agree that it’s got an appealing muskiness and pretty much everyone rates the flavour as something special and worth seeking out.

And that's despite the small size of the fruit and their tendency to crop well only every second year.

Pitmaston Pineapple Facts

Its origins:

Raised from a seed in Herefordshire, England, circa 1785.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

The yellowish flesh is intensely flavoured, sweet yet sharp, rich, nutty and honeyed. Some people sense a distinct pineapple flavour, while others don't at all.


This small, oblong apple is golden in skin colour, with dots of russet.

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 (2 months when kept refrigerated).

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