Truly a Canadian apple, the Silken apple was bred in British Columbia. Our farm was one of the first to plant this apple variety, volunteering our land to see how they would do in the southern Ontario climate.
The Silken apple is a cross between the Honeygold and Sunrise apples. It has a beautiful honeyed taste with moderate acidity. A favourite at our family farm!
We found out they love the climate in Norfolk county, but they bruise very easily. So easily in fact, that they won't get sold in any grocery stores because their tender flesh won't survive the packing line or grocery shelves.
Instead of pulling the trees out, we've decided to press them to see what the cider was like. Using an old cider press that has been on the farm for generations, we pressed our first batch and fell in love with the mellow flavour and beautiful colour.
We are so excited to bring this amazing, one-of-a-kind product to our customers!
Silken apples were bred to hang on the trees for as long as they can. With this in mind, we allow them to ripen to their full potential, hand-harvesting at just the right moment.
Once we pick them, we have them custom pressed at the Cider Keg in Norfolk County, where they also clarify the cider to give us our clear, freshly pressed juice.
We are so pleased to share this with our customers! When Jenn and Melissa (the 4th generation to run the farm) tried the fresh cider for the first time in 2021, they knew that they had to keep the trees and spread the love.
The tall bottles of our non-alcoholic cider offer a refreshing, non-carbonated version of our cider. The handy cans offer the same experience, but with a slight carbonation factor. Both are excellent in a bourbon cocktail, or in a glass of ice on it's own - we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
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One of many apple blossoms in the orchard. Full bloom is usually around the middle of May.
1795 Windham Road 11, Windham Centre, Ontario N0E 2A0, Canada