We have a lot packed in to a small space! In 2/3 of an acre we have over 60 mature fruit trees of varying sizes, 100 heritage apple trees on espalier trellis, a dozen fruiting vines, and anywhere from 50-100 baby fruit trees in our nursery (depending on the time of year).

Heritage Apple Collection

This collection is the result of many years of work by Rex Welland and the BC Fruit Testers Association to gather rare varieties that have historically been grown in our the Southern Gulf Island region. These apples are grown in two sections of espalier trees, pruned to the oblique cordon style. Volunteers are diligently working away at documenting and describing these varieties, as many of Rex’s records have been lost, please get in touch if you’d like to join our team researching, describing and tasting our varieties!

4600 CadBay*
-Ron-Ann*
(Westfield) Seek-No-Further
2003 Pippen*
Abundant (Abondance?)
Akane
Almata
Ananas Reinette
Barnack Beauty
Canada Red
Carmeliter Reinette
Chemainus Yellow*
Chenango (Chenango Strawberry)
Cornish Gilliflower
Cox’s Queen (Queen Cox)
Devonshire Quarrenden
Duncan Green*
Early Harvest
Fall Pippen
Fallawater
False St. Lawrence*
Fantazja
Florina
FreyBerg
Fuji
Gala Free
Gloria Mundi
Golden Nugget
Haux
Herrings Pippen
Holland Pippen
Homei Tsugaru
Howgate Wonder
Kandil Sinap
Katja (Katy)
Kennedy’s Pear Shape
Kentish Fillbasket
Keswick Codlin
Kinsei
Knobby Russet
Kogetso
Lemon Pippen
Linda
Lord Lambourne
Lyman’s Large
Malus Niedzwetzkyana
Meldrum Beauty
Melrose
Minister Von Hammerstein
Mother
Mrs. Phillimore
Mrs. Soulsby Late Red
Mt. Sickerwhite*
Newtown Pippen
NonSuch (Nonsuch Park)
Northern Spy
Norton’s Melon (Melon)
Oaken Pin
Orin
Orleans Reinette
Patricia
Peasgood (Peasgood’s Nonsuch)
Penn SaltSpring*
Pews Special
Pink Pearl
Poppy’s Wonder
Purple Cousinot (Purpurroter Cousinot)
Red Bietigheimer
Red Gloria Mundi*
Rosu de Cluj
Roxbury Russet
Schoner von Herrenhut (Schoner Aus Herrnhut)
Silken
Saint Edmund’s Pippen
Sunrise
Surprise
Tannenkrueger
Tentation
Tillicum Mall*
Triump de Boskop
Tumanga
Twenty Ounce
Undine
Watermelon
Wesley Rd Red*
Winter White Calville (Calville Blanc d’Hiver)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*these names are likely ones given by Rex at collection, and have not yet been identified as a known variety.

Other Apples in the Orchard

Outside of our heritage blocks, we have a mixed orchard that also includes a few apple varieties.

Ashmead’s Kernal
Cox’s Orange Pippen
Egremont Russet
Elstar
Edward VII
Freedom
Golden Russet
Hall’s Pink
Jefferis
Jonagold
King of Tompkin’s
Karmijn
Katja
Lady
Mutsu
Northwest Greening
Old English Pearmain
Red Wealthy
Red Fuji
Royal Russet
Reinette Simerenko
Snow
Tydeman’s Late Orange
Vanderpool Red
Winter Banana
Wolf River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Trees

Figs: Desert King, Brown Turkey, White Adriatic, Negronne + 1 unknown

Pears: Bosc Oregon OP5, Sierra, Highland, Winter Nelles, Magness, El Dorado, Experimental Farm

Plums: Shawnigan Plum, Italian Prune, + 1 unknown (possibly Peach plum)

Persimmon: Fuyu & 2 american persimmons

Sour Cherry: Rose, Evans

Paw Paw: Mango & 2 other varieties

Hazelnut: Duchilly, Super Big Red, Nutwasher

Shipova: 1 tree

Medlar: 1 tree

Quince: 1 tree

Vines

Grapes: Coronation, Muller Thurgau, Sieggerebe + 3 more

Kiwi: 2 fuzzy, 2 hard – varieties unknown