What's it like?

Ambrosia apples have a distinct honeyed and slightly perfumed flavor. The skin is smooth, with a bright, almost iridescent pink blush over a creamy background. The flesh is tender and juicy, with a very fine, crisp texture. It is a sweet, low-acid apple with a pleasing aroma. Perfect for tarts, tortes, apple crisp, apple dumplings, cobblers and pie. Slow to brown after cutting, its ideal for fresh fruit salads. Artistically brushed with a bright pinkish-red blush over a creamy-yellow background, the crunchy and crisp juicy flesh of the attractive Ambrosia apple offers a sweet flavor and low acidity. A tasty choice for both fresh eating and baking.


Aptly named Ambrosia, food of the Gods, they are a delight to look at, touch, bite into and savor. It is said to be the blamed fruit that brought Adam to his knees in the Garden of Eden. Life for Adam and Eve in this exalted garden of paradise would never be the same after tasting the apple's irresistible sweet tang and crispy crunch. Since 1990, this chance seedling, possibly the offspring of Red Delicious and Golden Delicious trees, was nurtured to tasty success by Wilfrid and Sally Mennell of Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, who discovered the apple growing in their orchard and first marketed in 1997.


Back to Apples and Pears