If you’ve been wondering what kind of apple lured Snow White, then this is the fruit for you!

Aptly named, the Ambrosia apple, means fruit of the gods. And while I like to imagine that the gods are a little more imaginative than a straightforward apple (see the tiger striped lemon, caviar limes, pink fleshed apples, oranges, lemons, etc.), it is a delicious and delightful little specimen.

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★★☆

Round red apple with happy, smiley face yellow blushing. Reminds me of autumn with its gorgeous coloring. White flesh (that doesn’t brown particularly quickly – Yay!).

AROMA Rating: ★★★★☆

Sweet and slightly reminiscent of pears.

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★★★

Very nice, dense crunch without being hard or overly firm. Plenty of juicy appeal.

TASTE Rating: ★★★★☆

Average level of sweet apple flavor with a slightly grassy note.

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★★½

If you don’t want any tart snap to your apple, then this is a fabulous one for you as it isn’t really acidic. It strikes me as having a really pure apple flavor, with nice medium amount of sweetness. Nothing overly complicated happening in the flavor department but it tastes good and has ideal texture. While there are apples I like better for one reason or another, this is an apple I would reach for often if I had it stocked in my fridge. I did notice as I was taking photos that the texture softens a bit as it comes to room temperature though so be sure to keep this one nice and cold.


The Ambrosia apple is a really recent variety, having “magically appeared among a row of Jonagold apples” in the early 1990’s, which also of course makes it a bastard of sorts because who in the world was Jonagold fritzing around with??? Nobody knows. It’s so sad to overhear this gossip when I open my refrigerator door. Apples can be cold, cold hearted. Let me tell you. You really have no idea until you’ve had eight different varieties sharing a crisper drawer. It gets crazy. I can only imagine what happens on the orchards.

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