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

Sutton Beauty

Why you should be excited:

Sutton Beauty hails from Massachusetts, where it was highly popular around the end of the 19th century.


apple_SuttonBeauty_small.JPGThe story of Sutton Beauty:

While it's not exactly a household name pretty much anywhere here in the 21st century, you will still find a few folks in Massachusetts who are actively proud of this once popular apple variety.

Sure, its fame was limited to New England and New York, where it was a particular favourite, but better a regional favourite than no favourite at all.

Sutton Beauty never was a notable cooking apple, however, as its mild flavour just doesn't stand up to the comnpetition for taste bud attention that one gets from most recipes.

But for plain old fresh-eating, well, New Yorkers around 1900 knew what they liked and they definitely liked Sutton Beauty's subacid flavour.

Sutton Beauty Facts

Its origins:

Unknown origins in Sutton, Massachusetts, USA, around 1848.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

The yellow flesh is crisp and juicy, fine-grained and has a sprightly subacid flavour.


This medium to large-sized apple is roundish, the greenish-yellow skin is flushed and striped with crimson.

When they’re available:

Mid-season (usually in late September).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

We'll let you know when we find out.

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