Ambrosia Apple

The Ambrosia apple is a home-grown original – not only is the variety a favourite among consumers, Ambrosias actually originated in British Columbia. In the early 1990s, the Mennell family in BC’s Similkameen Valley discovered a tree in Sally Mennell’s orchard which bore unusual apples. Their...

McIntosh Apple

(Malus domestica) Far from a new crop, McIntosh apples were discovered by John McIntosh in Dundela, Ontario in 1811. They are thought to descend from the Snow Apple variety.  It quickly became the most widely grown cultivar in Ontario. Since then, McIntosh trees have been used heavily in breeding...

Masonova Apple

(Malus domestica) The Masanova apple is medium sized, juicy and crisp.  It is an Empire-cross made in 1974 by one of Canada’s most prolific fruit breeders, Dr. D.A. Crowe of the AAFC-AFHRC in Kentville, NS.  The Masanova was named and certified in 2006  by another one of Canada’s...

Orangutang Apple

(Malus domestica) The Orangutang is a Granny Smith, made in 1985 by Dr. A. D. Crowe of AAFC-AFHRC in Kentville, NS, and named/certified by Dr. Charlie Embree in 2011. Its distinct orange colour, tangy taste and large size make this apple suited to niche markets. Although the Orangutang is known to...

Reinette Russet Apple

(Malus domestica) The Reinette Russet apple is a mutation of Reine des Reinettes, discovered at the Fruit and Ornamental Plant Breeding Unit of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) located in Angers, France. It was subsequently released in collaboration with the Agriculture and...

Cotton Candy Apples

(Malus domestica) Juicy and sweet, this apple variety gets its name from its distinct cotton candy taste.  Harvested in late August or around Labour Day Weekend, the apples are very large and have smooth, fairly thick skins so they can be easily stored for at least three weeks.   They were named...

Salish™Apple

This has to be one of the prettiest apples I’ve ever seen and it’s absolutely brand new. The fully trade-marked Salish apple was announced and launched in October, 2012 by  The Honourable Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry...

Aurora Golden Gala Apple

(Malus domestica) In 2003,  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada held a contest open to the public, giving them a chance to name this fabulous new apple. Of the over 11,000 votes, Ottawa’s Dauphne Biggs came up with the winning name in honour of the aurora borealis, which she thought was a...

Heart of Gold Apple

(Malus domestica) Nova Scotia is apple country.  All throughout the Annapolis Valley you’ll find apples that you may have never tasted before.  The Heart of Gold  is brand new.  Named and certified by Dr. Charlie Embree in 2012, this cross was developed by Dr. A. D. Crowe in 1975 at...

Sid the Kid Apple

(Malus domestica) The Sid the Kid apple is predominately red with some yellow-green areas.  It was named in honour of Nova Scotia’s contribution to the world of NHL hockey, Sidney Crosby, by Dr. Charlie Embree.  The apple was one of many developed by Dr. A.D. Crowe at the Agriculture &...