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

Sweet Winesap

Why you should be excited:

Sweet Winesap is from the U.S. Northeast, Pennsylvania, to be exact. A little known yet likeable apple.


apple_sweetwinesap.jpgThe story of Sweet Winesap:

Here’s another old variety with a confusing name.

Not only is Sweet Winesap not related to the classic Winesap; it really doesn't seem to have a lot to compare it to that more famous old U.S> variety, except that they both come from relatively similar areas (Sweet Winesap from Pennsylvania and Winesap from New Jersey).

Relatively little known, you need to dig to find information on this variety. However, we hear that it’s a tasty apple -– which is supported by its history as a New York-grown apple that was shipped to the U.S. South due to its high quality and good keeping ability.

So Sweet Winesap is another relatively obscure variety you might just want to give a try.

Sweet Winesap Facts

Its origins:

Discovered in Pennsylvania, USA, sometime in the 19th century.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

The white flesh is firm and fairly crisp, also tender and juicy. The flavour is very nice and distinctly sweet. Hence the name.


An attractive bright red apple of medium to large size.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in mid-October).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:


Keeping ability:

Good (2 to 3 months when kept refrigerated).

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