Ambrosia Apples In The News

Daily Courier – March 2, 2019

Tasting is believing.

That’s why the organization that represents B.C. Ambrosia apples growers sets up sampling booths at big events so people can try the fruit and be won over by it glossy red and yellow appearance, firm texture and sweet flavour.

Ambrosia slices were handed out at the B.C. Home & Garden Show in Vancouver last week and samples will also be available at the Tim Hortons Brier being held in Brandon from today until March 10.

The Brier is the Canadian men’s curling championship and always attracts a big crowd.

You also have until March 15 to enter the Ambrosia Apple a Day contest by snapping a photo of yourself, family or friends enjoying the apple and entering it at for a chance to win a three-night stay at Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos.

The first Ambrosia tree was discovered growing the Similkameen orchard of the Mennell family in the early 1990s.

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Steve MacNaull – Daily Courier

Chef Adair Scott

Kelowna Daily Courier – April 7, 2017

Thank you to reporter Steve Macnaull for supporting local and sharing the news about our Ambrosia Chef of the Year winner Chef Adair Scott! You can find an online version of the article here:


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MLA Linda Larson and fruit grower Nirmal Dhaliwal check out apples at the Oliver packinghouse.

MLA Linda Larson and fruit grower Nirmal Dhaliwal check out apples at the Oliver packinghouse.

Replant helps new varieties

Oliver’s farmland is beginning to look a little different, thanks to a provincial government program aimed at getting the newest varieties of high-yield fruits into BC orchards.

This year’s funding for tree fruit replant projects, part of $8.4 million that will be made available over seven years, is now available, and Oliver farmers are already vying for a piece of the action.

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Some Apples Are Just Lucky

Some orchardist might see pickers eating their apples as a problem

Orchard & Vine Online – October 9, 2015

Some orchardist might see pickers eating their apples as a problem. Sally and Wilfrid Mennell took it as a sign. The apples in question were Ambrosia — before they were known as Ambrosia. It was the early 90’s. A chance seedling had popped up on the edge of a row of Jona Gold apples in their Similkameen Valley orchard. Wilfrid freely admits that if he’d been more diligent in clearing weeds, the little sprout would never have grown large enough to bear fruit. As luck would have it, the tree did grow and produced a very unique variety of apple. Bi-coloured with a rosy red and a creamy yellow, the apple provided a satisfying crunch, a sweet flavour and an intoxicating honeyed aroma. It was no surprise that the pickers…

Read more at:

Kelowna Daily Courier – Oct 5, 2014 Wine Trails – March 2014 Kelowna Capital News – Feb 13, 2014 Orchard and Vine Magazine Online – Feb 12, 2014 Edible Vancouver – Feb 2014 Kelowna Daily Courier – Jan 28, 2014 Infotel – Jan 27, 2014 Kelowna Capital News – Nov 27, 2013 Leader Post – Nov 14, 2013 CBC – Nov 14, 2013 Montreal Gazette – Nov 13, 2013 Kelowna Daily Courier – Nov 9, 2013 Penticton Western News – Oct 31, 2013 Infotel News – Oct 31, 2013 Orchard and Vine Online – Oct 31, 2013 The Farmer’s Stand – Oct 31, 2013 BC Tree Fruits – Oct 22, 2013 Business in Vancouver – July 15, 2013 – July 12,  2013 Vernon Morning Star – July 12, 2013 The Tyee – Nov 2009  – (The Ambrosia Story)

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