A very pleasant accidental discovery
Snow White’s apple is sweet as honey
So beautiful and delicious
Its name couldn’t be more perfect: Ambrosia™ reminds us of the "food of the Gods" and in fact, this apple variety found by accident in the state of British Columbia in Canada is an extraordinary delicacy. At the beginning of the 1990s, the Mennell family discovered that one of their trees in Similkameen Valley produced other apples than all the other trees. Ambrosia™ was born by chance thanks to a natural mutation, probably of a red apple and a yellow one. In fact, this bicolored apple can be immediately recognized thanks to its yellow base with bright red top color.
It’s difficult to resist this apple with bright red cheeks because Ambrosia™ is very delicious, crunchy and aromatic and can boast numerous advantages. It has a very sweet and juicy taste with notes of honey and nectar and is a very aromatic apple that owes its exclusive aroma to its high sugar content with little acidity. Ambrosia™ is an exceptional apple that is rich in polyphenols, flavonoids, fibers and many valuable nutrients for a balanced diet. Ambrosia™ apples are harvested at the end of September or beginning of October and are available from December to April. They are excellent in salads, desserts and delicious as a snack. Sweet Ambrosia™ apples are particularly popular with children who love them as a snack.
Ideal cultivation conditions
In Val Venosta, production areas are situated at altitudes between 500 and about 1000 meters above sea level. This ideal habitat and the special microclimate allow the production of apples, vegetables and seasonal fruit of the highest quality. Little rainfall, lots of sun, crisp air and a great range of temperatures between day and night are the factors that make our apples so extraordinary, tasty and crunchy.
In order to develop their bright red color, Ambrosia™ apples need cold nights and warm, sunny days. This is why this variety has found perfect climatic conditions in Val Venosta. Thanks to little precipitation, more than 300 sunny days per year, a great range of temperatures between day and night and fresh glacier air, which allows them to ripen slowly, this valley is virtually perfect for the cultivation of these apples.