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About Ambrosia apples

The Ambrosia apple was first grown in the early 1990s. Sally and Wilfrid Mennell discovered this apple in their orchard in the Similkameen Valley region of British Columbia. The apple had a unique taste and texture that was unlike anything else in their orchard or anything they had tasted before. What was once a one-of-a-kind apple almost 30 years ago is now grown across the globe.

The Ambrosia apple was patented after its discovery, meaning only certain people could grow Ambrosia trees. The patent ran its course in Canada, and the United States, meaning farms across Canada and the United States can now grow Ambrosia apples without a patent, making this type of apple more popular at supermarkets across the country. The production of Ambrosia apples is closely examined by the Okanagan Plant Improvement Company (PICO), meaning Ambrosia apples must meet strict color and taste standards in order to be sold.

Ambrosia apples are bi-colored, meaning they belong to more than one color family. The base color of this medium-sized apple is yellow, but they have a red, glossy coloration overtop. Ambrosia apples have an incredibly sweet taste that is often compared to honey and pears. This type of apple is also low in acidity, meaning there is no bitterness or tangy flavor. Additionally, ambrosia apples have thin skin and are crisp and dense in texture.

Whether you're planning a party, preparing your child's lunch, or looking for a tasty snack for yourself, search for Ambrosia apples on the Instacart app. An Instacart shopper can pick up some apples for you at the store and deliver them to your home in as little as 2 hours when possible, so you can spend more time organizing your menu!

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FAQs About Ambrosia Apples

There is no definite answer to the parentage of the ambrosia apple. However, the Mennell family was growing Jonagold trees where their Ambrosia tree grew. They were also growing Golden Delicious and Starking Delicious apples in their orchard, implying the Ambrosia is related to any of these three apple types. The texture of Ambrosia and Golden Delicious apples are notably similar, which leads many to believe the Ambrosia apple's parents are the Jonagold and the Golden Delicious, but there is no way to know for sure.

Ambrosia apples are sweet in flavor, which may lead you to believe that you cannot bake with them. However, this is not the case. You can make apple pies or tarts with Ambrosia apples, you just have to reduce the amount of sugar you are putting in your recipe. If you're trying to cut back on sugar, Ambrosia apples are the perfect baking apple.

Another reason Ambrosia apples are so ideal for baking is that they are dense and keep their shape, even when baked at high temperatures. Usually, high-acid apples like Pink Lady or Granny Smith apples are used for baking because of how well they maintain their crispiness, but Ambrosia apples also maintain their shape, despite being low in acidity.
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