Description

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Ambrosia apples are a newer variety to the market, but they’re gaining popularity around the world. In the 1990s a chance seedling was discovered in the orchard of Wilfrid and Sally Mennell at Cawston, British Columbia Canada, and quickly became a national favorite.

This attractive, medium-sized apple has high gloss skin and colored 70% to 90% bright red blush with broad faint stripes on a cream to yellow background.

A perfectly ripe Ambrosia apple has floral notes like wildflower honey. These apples are exceptionally low in acid. They won’t taste tart or tangy, just mellow, and sweet.

The Ambrosia apple is a compact tree, growing upright and very productive, bearing moderate to heavy crop loads annually.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink, White
Bloom Time Early - Mid
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Juicy And Sweet
Texture Firm, Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' tall x 8 - 10' wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
To add to our fruit tree diversity.
Chad P on May 5, 2021
good-looking yellow
Parker O on Apr 26, 2021
To add to our fruit tree diversity.
Chad P on May 5, 2021
this is my absolute favorite apple
Jean T on Apr 28, 2021
good-looking yellow
Parker O on Apr 26, 2021
Google search revealed this is one of the sweet type.
Hari M on Apr 24, 2021
My husband like this Apple, but hard to find it.
Mai E on Apr 24, 2021
Expanding our apple variety
Daniel C on Apr 23, 2021
Just needed different type of apples
Vicki P on Apr 19, 2021
Taste recommended by friend
Paul M on Apr 13, 2021
My favorite apple.
William S on Apr 12, 2021
They are my favorite type of apply and I am glad that I will finally be able to grow my own.
Cheryl H on Apr 12, 2021
This variety sounded good for eating.
Laurie S on Apr 7, 2021
this is my absolute favorite apple
Jean T on Apr 28, 2021
Google search revealed this is one of the sweet type.
Hari M on Apr 24, 2021
what is the best apple for pollination for this tree?
Jeremy D on Feb 20, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This is an early - mid season bloomer so the Cortland, the Buckeye Gala or the Granny smith would all be great pollinators.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I just ordered an ambrosia and granny Smith will they be able to pollinate?
Julie R on Apr 16, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We are very sorry to learn that you chose to cancel your order. The bloom time is listed in each characteristic section under each product description. For future reference, be sure to match up the bloom times.
We live in Winchester, TN (zone 7A?), and wonder if we ordered two (2) of your Dwarf Ambrosia Apple trees, would they survive being planted in May? We would water daily and fertilize as needed. Your advice is highly received, as we want to plant these trees at the best, optimal time for successful growth.
Cile A on May 4, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees:
1) when the ground is not frozen.
2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F.
3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
will a honey crisp be a good pollinator for ambrosia tree?
Donald S on Apr 28, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The Ambrosia apple is an early-mid season bloomer and the Honeycrisp is a mid-late season bloomer so there is a possibility that they might overlap in bloom time but I would not fully rely on that. I would suggest another early-mid bloomer like the Buckeye Gala?? Apple.
How is the Ambrosia on cedar apple rust & scab resistance?
Melvin K on Apr 23, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The Ambrosia apple tree is moderately resistant to powdery mildew and is susceptible to blight, rust and scab.
How is this Ambrosia apple variety for sauce?
Melvin K on Apr 23, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The Ambrosia apple is one of the best apples for making apple sauce.
I am in zone 10, which fruit trees can i get ?
Ja K on Apr 22, 2021
BEST ANSWER: If you enter your ZIP code online we'll be able to display the popular products that are available and rated for your location. Look for check marked varieties as you shop to ensure compatibility with your zone.

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