Ambrosia

Sweet
Discovered 1980
Parentage Jonagold x Unknown
Harvest Late Season
DESCRIPTION

Ambrosia is a yellow apple with an almost fluorescent pink and orange/red blush; its juicy, cream-colored flesh is sweet with low acid and offers a soft crunch much like Golden Delicious. It is a good juicing or fresh-eating apple; its flavor becomes somewhat pear-like if not refrigerated. Its flesh does not oxidize and turn brown as quickly as other apples so it works great for salads. Ambrosias are not noted for storing well, even in controlled atmosphere storage, and they are generally ready for harvest in late September.

HISTORY

Ambrosia, a 1980 British Columbian chance seedling believed to be a cross between Golden Delicious and Jonagold, is one of the newer varieties on the market. It is a trademarked variety and no growers in New England are currently licensed to grow it.