Questions from Consumer Sampling Events
Questions about Ambrosia apples…
We find the best way to promote our scrumptious Ambrosias is to visit different communities across Canada, sampling our wares. While people are enjoying their unique flavour and texture, we are often asked questions about them. Here are a few:
Where are Ambrosia apples grown?
The first Ambrosia apple tree was discovered by a chance seedling that sprouted in Sally and Wilfrid Mennell’s orchard in Cawston, BC in the beautiful Similkameen Valley.
The hot dry weather of BC’s Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys are perfect for Ambrosia apples, in fact 98% of all varieties of apples in BC are grown here.
Ambrosia is the third most commonly grown apple variety in British Columbia, and is becoming increasingly popular as more and more growers plant it in their orchards. Ambrosia apples are also grown in many orchards in Ontario and Nova Scotia as well as in other countries such as the US, Europe, Chile, New Zealand and Australia.
Where can I buy Ambrosia apples?
Because of their widespread popularity, Ambrosia apples are available to purchase in stores around the world.
In Canada, they are available at Safeway, Save On Foods, Loblaws Real Canadian Superstore, No Frills, Whole Foods, Urban Fare, IGA, Choices, Nesters, Costco, or at your local produce market. If you can’t find Ambrosia’s at your store, ask your produce manager to bring them in. You won’t be the only one who will benefit!
Are Ambrosia apples good for apple pies?
In addition to being the ideal “eating apple,” Ambrosia apples are fantastic for baking and are a perfect compliment both sweet and savory preparations. They hold their shape and flavor when cooked making them perfect for pies, tarts and baked apples. An added benefit is that Ambrosias are naturally sweet, not as much sugar is needed, resulting in a less guilty way to indulge.
If you are looking for even less guilt, try this crustless creation of Baked Apples with a Scandinavian twist from the famous Hasselbacken Restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden.
Or, try this award winning recipe for Ambrosia Apple Tart Tartin Recipe by Vancouver executive chef Alessandro Vianello
For more appetising Ambrosia apple ideas, check out our website [LINK], or better yet, sign up to our newsletter, and we’ll send you a pdf version of over 100 recipes!
Do you have a favourite Ambrosia apple pie recipe? We’d love to hear about it. Share it with us on social media and perhaps we’ll even feature it on our blog!