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

Twenty Ounce

Why you should be excited:

Twenty Ounce is a great big apple (hence its name) that delivers a refreshing juicy sweetness.


apple_twentyounce.jpgThe story of Twenty Ounce:

This fine apple is known by more great nicknames than you’ll find on the roster of a professional basketball team: Morgan’s Favorite, Aurora, Blessing, Cayuga Red Streak, Coleman, Lima, Wine of Connecticut and -– presumably the idea of some poor sucker who couldn’t grow them full-sized –- Eighteen Ounce Apple.

More important than the name, however, are the apple’s qualities. This is a delicious apple that looks as appealing as it tastes and is indeed consistently quite large. 

While it’s a solid eating apple, Twenty Ounce is really at its best baked in pies and other baked products. If you’re not sure how good it is, just ask your grandma.

Twenty Ounce Facts

Its origins:

Discovered in New York or Connecticut, USA, sometime before 1844.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

Firm, tender, juicy, sweet and tart.


A big apple that's yellow-green in skin colour, often flushed with orange-red.

When they’re available:

Mid-season (usually in late September).

Quality for fresh eating:


Quality for cooking:

Very good.

Keeping ability:

So-so (1 or 2 months when kept refrigerated).

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