Due to the perfect temperature conditions of warm summers and cold autumn nights, Quebec is the world's biggest and best ice apple cider producer. The sweet and saturated taste of ice cider is given by a special kind of fuji apple, which can stay on the tree even after maturity. Frozen apples are picked in winter when they are already ripe inside and later are fermented to cider. This kind of cider needs more time and five times more apples than regular, but it has a very special flavor.
In Quebec, there are around 50 orchards, mostly concentrated in the eastern townships, Montérégie, Chaudière-Appalaches, Charlevoix, Capitale-Nationale, and Laurentian. In January visitors are welcome to pick apples and try a unique, sweet ice cider.