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


Why you should be excited:

Sinta is a British Columbia-bred apple that reputedly tastes better than either of its parents: Grimes Golden and Golden Delicious.


apple_sinta.jpgThe story of Sinta:

Lost in the shuffle of apple varieties.

That’s what happened to Sinta, a fine apple you’ve likely never heard about. Think of a Golden Delicious that’s almost white in colour, ripens earlier, is more disease resistant, stores better and tastes better.

Then ask yourself why you’d ever buy (or grow) Golden Delicious if you can get your hands on its child, Sinta.

The product of British Columbia’s once active apple breeding program, Sinta is a fine apple that may be hard to find but is well worth the search.

Sinta Facts

Its origins:

Bred in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada, 1965 introduction.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Crisp, juicy, deep cream-coloured flesh, mildly sub-acid, sweet, aromatic flavour.


Medium-sized, pale yellow-skinned, sometimes almost white, with a pinkish blush.

When they’re available:

Mid-season (usually in early October).

Quality for fresh eating:

Very good.

Quality for cooking:


Keeping ability:

Very good (4 months when kept refrigerated).

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