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

Tydeman's Late Orange

Why you should be excited:

Tydeman's Late Orange packs a flavour wallop soon after harvest and remains nice as it mellows in storage.


apple_TydemansLateOrange_small.JPGThe story of Tydeman's Late Orange:

H.M. Tydeman played a key role in United Kingdom apple breeding during the first half of the 20th century. His name will continue to be recognizable in the future because of the excellent apple varieties he developed that carry his name.

The best known of these are Tydeman's Early Worcester and Tydeman's Late Orange, the latter a deep red, almost purple, fresh-eating apple revered by many for its excellent, strong flavour.

The delicious flavour is likely inherited from one of its parents: Cox's Orange Pippin, wich is similarly -- if more subtly -- flavoured.

The other parent -- Laxton's Superb -- contributes its sweetness and relatively sturdy disposition.

Tydeman's Late Orange Facts

Its origins:

Bred in Kent, England; introduced in 1949.

Flavour, aroma, texture:

The yellowish flesh is intensely rich, aromatic and sharp, especially in the first eight weeks after harvest. becomes subtler with time in storage.


This medium to small-sized apple has dark red stripes and a purplish flush over a yellow-green background skin colour.

When they’re available:

Late season (usually in mid-October).

Quality for fresh eating:

Very good.

Quality for cooking:

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability:

Excellent (5 to 6 months when kept refrigerated).

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