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Ambrosia Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


A sweet, crisp apple from British Columbia.

Vigorous, upright-spreading, and reliably annual, this is a precocious and productive tree that shows some resistance to powdery mildew.

Ripening mid-late season, around the same time as Jonagold, Ambrosia is an attractive medium-sized apple. It is thin skinned, with a pinkish red flush over a yellow background. The flesh is very crisp, with a sweet, low acid, spicy flavor that has it competing with Honeycrisp and Pink Lady in supermarkets. Ambrosia stores well for up to four months and it is slow to brown after cutting. This is a great apple for snacking, salads, and it even bakes nicely.

Ambrosia originates from western Canada where it was discovered as a chance seedling in an orchard of Jonagold trees at Cawston, British Columbia. The parentage is likely Starking Delicious x Golden Delicious. It was first propagated in 1990 by Wilfred Mennell.

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Ambrosia Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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Vigorous, upright-spreading, and reliably annual, this is a precocious and productive tree that shows some resistance to powdery mildew.

Ripening mid-late season, around the same time as Jonagold, Ambrosia is an attractive medium-sized apple. It is thin skinned, with a pinkish red flush over a yellow background. The flesh is very crisp, with a sweet, low acid, spicy flavor that has it competing with Honeycrisp and Pink Lady in supermarkets. Ambrosia stores well for up to four months and it is slow to brown after cutting. This is a great apple for snacking, salads, and it even bakes nicely.

Ambrosia originates from western Canada where it was discovered as a chance seedling in an orchard of Jonagold trees at Cawston, British Columbia. The parentage is likely Starking Delicious x Golden Delicious. It was first propagated in 1990 by Wilfred Mennell.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
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Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking, storage
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: chance seedling, possibly Starking Delicious x Golden Delicious
Origin: Canada
Introduced in: 1990s
Introduced by: Wilfred Mennell

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 9
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 22 (approximate, in New York State) + 7 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Powdery Mildew: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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