Ambrosia Apple Trees/ for Sale
Ambrosia apple tree is a native Apple tree variety from Okanagan. It is a protected variety and its sale is prohibited for home garden use or for propagation and it is protected under the Canadian Breeder’s Act 388. This variety is not available to private users. Cultivar type is Orange Pippin Cultivar. Botanical name is Malus Domestica. It is thought to be developed as a new variety that appeared as a chance seedling in the field of Jonagold apples. The chance seedling then grew to a healthy apple tree which became a popular variety in no time.
Description of Ambrosia Apple Trees
The relishing Ambrosia apples have conquered all other varieties of apple with its original and unique taste and aroma. The Cultivar of Ambrosia apples is Orange Pippin and it was discovered by Wilfred Keremeos. The Ambrosia variety is estimated to be evolved from Delicious, Golden delicious or the Jonagold – its probable parent. Ambrosia apples are medium to large sized apples with uniform symmetry. Color of the apple is red with pink or blush stripes interfering in between. Color of the flesh is cream. The apple in itself is having an extremely juicy, sweet, crisp, and sub acidic taste. The apples are filled with healthy nutrients such as antioxidants, cholesterol dissolving fibers and pectin which are very healthy for human heart.
How to grow?
Ambrosia apple tree propagation is done by the usual method of grafting. The flowering period of Ambrosia apple tree is from mid-late season. The growth rate is average and virtually slows down during the fruiting season. The color of the bloom is white. The trees grow upright with spur formation. An ambrosia apple tree grows best in temperate climate. It grows best during winters but growth recedes during snowing or frost conditions. Ambrosia plant reaches to a height of about 3 – 3.6 m. The trees grow much better in soils that are fumigated. Ambrosia apple trees require warm sun and breezy nights while maturing. Branches of Ambrosia trees are very weak hence proper care and attention needs to be given much before spurious branching takes place. The best part of this variety is that it is disease resistant till date. The variety is self – fertile but better results can be achieved through insect pollination. Pollination is achieved through butterflies, birds and bees.
Ambrosia apple trees grows best in moist, organic, well – drained and slightly acidic salt with a pH of 6- 6.8. The soil line needs to be kept at the level of propagating material. The soil must not be too dry. The tree prefers moderate soil moisture. It is sufficient to give water in a span of 2-3 weeks, however in rail prevailing areas; irrigation is not required as such.
The unique taste of Ambrosia apples makes it a number one choice among cooks. These apples are used to make yummy salads, pies, dessert or could be relished even when it is raw. Some of the popular recipes with famous Ambrosia apples are Coleslaw, Ambrosia Cake, Ambrosia Torte, Ambrosia waffles etc.