Welcome to Ambrosia Apples
The Ambrosia apple is no ordinary apple. Aptly named after the mythical “food of the gods”, this stunning apple, born from a chance seedling, is a delight for all the senses. When you first set eyes on the Ambrosia apple, you will be drawn to its glossy, bi-coloured good looks. It has an attractive conical shape and smooth, flawless skin with a bright, almost fluorescent pink blush over a creamy-yellow background. As you draw closer, you will become aware of its distinct perfumed aroma. Then, as you bite into the Ambrosia apple’s tender, juicy flesh with its fine crisp texture, the apple’s honeyed flavour will saturate your taste buds, leaving you refreshed and satisfied.
Little wonder that this sweet, low-acid apple consistently rates at the top in taste-tests and sensory panels, and is a hit with both children and adults alike. The new variety of apple was named Ambrosia, which in Greek mythology means food of the gods. The Ambrosia apple was registered in 1993 and over the past 20 years, it has grown in popularity and is now available for purchase worldwide. Ambrosia is a low-acid apple, which makes it easier for kids and older people to digest, it is slow to brown and is great in salads, baking and main dishes
Ambrosia Apples Chef of the Year Contest
Chef Alessandro Vianello of Wildebeest Restaurant, in Vancouver, has won the title of Ambrosia Chef of the Year for his scrumptious Ambrosia Apple Tart Tartin recipe.
Congratulations to Shaun from Shawnigan Lake, BC. who wins the Grand Prize of a 3 night stay at Spirit Ridge Resort, the “Land to Legacy” wine tour, tasting and lunch for two at the award-winning Nk’Mip Cellars, plus $200 credit at the Solterra Desert Spa, passes to the Desert Cultural Centre AND, $500 spending money!
Big thanks to all our participating chefs. To view their creations click here.
January 4, 2018 to March 8, 2018
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.
Ambrosia apples are tasty and delightful in a myriad of ways: raw, cooked, whole, sliced, dipped, tossed, baked, broiled, sautéed, wrapped or rolled…
We were extremely pleased with the response to our inaugural Chef of the Year contest in 2017, when we invited four of the Okanagan’s top chefs to share their original recipes, featuring Ambrosia apples centre stage!
This year, we’ve cast our net a little wider and rounded up four NEW chefs from British Columbia, who have sharpened their knives and their creative skills.
YOU could win an incredible weekend getaway at the Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos, just for voting!
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Ambrosia Apples Harvest Time in BC
A Look at This Year’s Crop
The orchardists in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys have started to pick Ambrosia apples. Pickers are already carefully pulling Ambrosia apples off the trees, putting them into their picking baskets and gingerly loading them into bins. It won’t be long before these bins make their way to the packinghouse and on to a store near you!
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August 2018 – Do You Do This With Your Ambrosia Apples?
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