Frequently Asked Questions
View our “Frequently Asked Questions” about Ambrosia Apples. Simply click on the questions below for the answers.
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What is an Ambrosia apple?
The Ambrosia apple is an apple variety that was discovered by the Mennell family a few years ago in Cawston, British Columbia. The original tree was a “chance” seedling, meaning that an apple dropped on the ground and a tree grew from one of the seeds. The parentage of the Ambrosia apple remains unknown, but it may be a cross of Starking Delicious and Golden Delicious apples because those were the varieties of trees growing in that orchard. The original Ambrosia mother tree is still located in the Mennell’s orchard and the thousands of Ambrosia trees growing around the world are the result of branch clippings from that one tree.
What does the Ambrosia apple look and taste like?
What does the Ambrosia brand mean?
Why did we name the apple Ambrosia?
How do I store Ambrosia apples after purchase?
When are Ambrosia apples picked and how long can you store them?
What are other benefits to buying Ambrosia apples?
Today, Ambrosia is one of the 10 most popular apple varieties in North America and generates one of the highest financial returns to growers. This is important because it means that every time you buy an Ambrosia apple, you are supporting a local farmer and helping to sustain a thriving and more diverse agricultural system.
What are some serving options?
The Ambrosia apple has many unique qualities which makes it the premium choice for all your favourite apple recipes. Considered an all-purpose apple, Ambrosia’s versatility makes it suitable for eating out of hand, for salads or desserts, in entrees, or with cheese. The delicious Ambrosia apple is slow to oxidize, which means that when it is cut or sliced, it remains fresh and white for many hours – making it perfect for salads and fruit plates. For a fresh fruit snack at work or school, take a sliced Ambrosia apple in an airtight plastic container.
Ambrosia is also an excellent choice for creating professional looking pies and flans because the apple slices retain their shape when cooked. If you are looking for sweetness from your apple, then Ambrosia is difficult to beat. In fact, because of their intense natural sweetness, cooked Ambrosia apples require less sugar than most other apple varieties.