Salt Spring Island

Historical Apple Growing

Facts

Things to do

Best & Worst things about SSI

Statistics

Island Characters

Island Links

Maps


Bramleys

 

Statistics

 

Size

Population

Shoreline

Roads

Annual Sunshine

Annual Rainfall

185 square mm (74 square miles)

approximately 10,000

135 km (83 miles)

650 km (410 miles)

2004 hours

84 cm (34 inches)

Having grown up in Cobalt, Ontario (Climatic Zone 2), a silver mining town and the Best Old Town I Know, I had made attempts to grow apple trees there, but with little success. When I first saw Salt Spring Island in 1978, the gardener in me saw "heaven", and I immediately started to get connected to that island. It was within a year of that first visit that I had bought a 5-acre parcel of freshly logged land in the more remote south end, home to hippies and the deer.