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Old 11-27-2013, 11:35 AM  
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Best Friggin Apple EVER.. the Ambrosia

WOW, you gotta try one if you haven't. It's perfect in every way. Like eating Candy. (Real Candy, not a hooker). I guess it evolved from several other varieties by mistake and perfection was found. I could have one for every meal , every day. My wife picked some up at Walmart by chance. And now I look for them every time but haven't seen them lately. Go try one and get back to me with your thoughts. Really ! You'll thank me as well as be eating something healthy for once. I googled and found a little info:

The Ambrosia apple is a home-grown original – not only is the variety a favourite among consumers, Ambrosias actually originated in British Columbia. In the early 1990s, the Mennell family in BC’s Similkameen Valley discovered a tree in Sally Mennell’s orchard which bore unusual apples.

Their orchard had previously been planted with Red Delicious and Golden Delicious, but they had replanted the area with Jonagold trees. A chance seedling grew up in one of the rows and the Mennells noticed that the fruit pickers that season seemed to really favour the apples on this unique tree. In fact, its fruit was stripped clean! The Mennells tried and loved the apples as well, and decided to try to produce more.

Once the existing tree had matured, they cut and grafted a few branches onto other trees to see if they would still grow the same apples. The procedure was a success, and Ambrosia was born. The Ambrosia apples have the general conical shape of their parents, Reds and Goldens, but their color, texture and taste are distinctly superior and unique.

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Ambrosia apples have a distinct honeyed and slightly perfumed flavour. Aptly named Ambrosia, food of the Gods, they are a delight to look at, touch, bite into and savour. The skin is smooth, with a bright, almost iridescent pink blush over a creamy background. The flesh is tender and juicy, with a very fine, crisp texture. It is a sweet, low-acid apple with a pleasing aroma. When they’re sliced, they do not turn brown as quickly as other varieties, making them ideal for salads, fruit plates, and eating on their own. Because of its natural sweetness, this apple requires less sugar in baking than most other varieties used for cooking.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:16 PM   #16
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WOW, you gotta try one if you haven't. It's perfect in every way. Like eating Candy. (Real Candy, not a hooker). I guess it evolved from several other varieties by mistake and perfection was found. I could have one for every meal , every day. My wife picked some up at Walmart by chance. And now I look for them every time but haven't seen them lately. Go try one and get back to me with your thoughts. Really ! You'll thank me as well as be eating something healthy for once. I googled and found a little info:

The Ambrosia apple is a home-grown original – not only is the variety a favourite among consumers, Ambrosias actually originated in British Columbia. In the early 1990s, the Mennell family in BC’s Similkameen Valley discovered a tree in Sally Mennell’s orchard which bore unusual apples.

Their orchard had previously been planted with Red Delicious and Golden Delicious, but they had replanted the area with Jonagold trees. A chance seedling grew up in one of the rows and the Mennells noticed that the fruit pickers that season seemed to really favour the apples on this unique tree. In fact, its fruit was stripped clean! The Mennells tried and loved the apples as well, and decided to try to produce more.

Once the existing tree had matured, they cut and grafted a few branches onto other trees to see if they would still grow the same apples. The procedure was a success, and Ambrosia was born. The Ambrosia apples have the general conical shape of their parents, Reds and Goldens, but their color, texture and taste are distinctly superior and unique.

Fruit of the Gods

Ambrosia apples have a distinct honeyed and slightly perfumed flavour. Aptly named Ambrosia, food of the Gods, they are a delight to look at, touch, bite into and savour. The skin is smooth, with a bright, almost iridescent pink blush over a creamy background. The flesh is tender and juicy, with a very fine, crisp texture. It is a sweet, low-acid apple with a pleasing aroma. When they’re sliced, they do not turn brown as quickly as other varieties, making them ideal for salads, fruit plates, and eating on their own. Because of its natural sweetness, this apple requires less sugar in baking than most other varieties used for cooking.
I'll have to try it. I am a huge fan of honeycrisp.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:26 PM   #17
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:02 PM   #18
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Personally I prefer the ones grown in Columbia proper. The Medellin that's been crossed with the coca plant....****ing addictive!
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:49 PM   #19
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I love apples. Fuji Apple is a fav here. I'll check the others though.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:52 PM   #20
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Pink Lady fan, y'all.
This all day long. Only other one that comes close is the Honeycrisp, but it has some kind of subtle underlying taste to it that I find offputting.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:56 PM   #21
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ambrosia is 2nd place for me behind the honeycrisp.
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:39 PM   #22
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:47 PM   #23
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I had a honey crisp at lunch. Big mother****er and juicy as hell.

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Old 11-27-2013, 03:14 PM   #24
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This all day long. Only other one that comes close is the Honeycrisp, but it has some kind of subtle underlying taste to it that I find offputting.
I like a Honeycrisp, but it's the iceberg lettuce of apples to me.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:14 PM   #25
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I had a honey crisp at lunch. Big mother****er and juicy as hell.

Three apples for lunch? I love honey crisp apples. How do the big mother****ers and juicy as hell apples compare?
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:38 PM   #26
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Gotta try an ambrosia, sounds good. Honey crisp is my favorite though. Pink lady is good, but it's not as crisp. They are more like a golden delicious in texture, kind of smooth and not as juicy.
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:37 PM   #27
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Ambrosia is the favorite at our house. Wife gets cranky when they're not in season.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:08 PM   #28
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Gotta try an ambrosia, sounds good. Honey crisp is my favorite though. Pink lady is good, but it's not as crisp. They are more like a golden delicious in texture, kind of smooth and not as juicy.
You must get your pink ladies somewhere else. The ones I get are small Nd so crisp that they sometimes cut my gums when I bite them.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:18 PM   #29
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I like honeycrisp for regular eating.

I made some cooked apples from honeycrisp a few weeks ago. They had some kind of stringy material running through them that only appeared upon cooking them down. WTF?
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:46 PM   #30
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ambrosia is 2nd place for me behind the honeycrisp.
Me too. Honeycrisp is da bomb...
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