Ambrosia (apple)

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Malus domestica 'Ambrosia'
Malus 'Ambrosia'.jpg
Cultivar 'Ambrosia'
Origin Canada 1990s

Ambrosia is a cultivar of apple originating in British Columbia in the early 1990s. The Ambrosia strain was first cultivated by the Mennell family of Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, who discovered the apple growing in their orchard.[1]

Description[edit]

The fruit is medium to large, weighing about 215 grams (0.474 lb), and has mostly red, glossy colouration, with yellow patches. It has cream-coloured, firm meat with a sweet flavour reminiscent of pear and low acidity. 'Ambrosia' harvest is mid to late season. Trees are hardy and no major disadvantages have yet been identified.[2][3]

Parentage[edit]

The patent[4] provides additional background. Parentage is suspected to be 'Starking Delicious' × 'Golden Delicious' because those apples existed in the orchard where the 'Ambrosia' was discovered growing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ambrosia®". Apples. Okanagan Plant Improvement Corporation (PICO). Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  2. ^ http://www.bctree.com/press-events/article/00119-ambrosia-apple-story-delicious-home-grown-original
  3. ^ "Ambrosia Apple". British Columbia: Ministry of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  4. ^ Apple tree named 'Ambrosia', US PP10789 P