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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

Reverend Morgan

Why you should be excited:

Reverend Morgan is an apple originating in Texas that's one of those rare varieties that does well in heat.

 

apple_reverendmorgan.jpgThe story of Reverend Morgan:

Some marketing genius has referred to Salt Spring island as "Canada's Hawaii," which is roughly akin to calling one of the Sahara Desert's less parched areas "Saraha's rainforest."

Let's just say, it's a stretch.

So, we admit we're pushing it to even try growing Reverend Morgan apples on Salt Spring.

This is a variety notable for having originated in hot and humid Houston, Texas and -- even with climate change -- Salt Spring's climate will never be like Houston's (thank God!).

But we're giving Reverend Morgan a try anyway, as this is reputedly a good-quality apple of nice flavour and solid disease resistance that might just ripen here as summers get longer and hotter.

Reverend Morgan Facts

Its origins:

Grown from seed in Houston, texas, USA in 1972.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

The white flesh is crisp and juicy with a mildly subacid flavour.

Appearance:

The pale green skin of this medium to large-sized apple is mostly covered with pinkish-red colouring.

When they’re available:

Mid-season (usually in late September).

Quality for fresh eating:

Good.

Quality for cooking:

Good.

Keeping ability:

We'll let you know when we find out.

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