Juicy with a Mild Sweetness

Ambrosia apples were discovered in 1987 as a chance seedling growing on the Mennell family’s orchard in Cawston, British Columbia, Canada. Because the apple appeared by chance, the parentage of the apple is unknown, but it’s believed to have been Golden Delicious and Starking Delicious, since both apples grew nearby. Most chance seedlings aren’t viable for commercial production, but Ambrosia was different.

The name Ambrosia means “Food of the Gods,” and fans will attest that the apple’s delicate sweetness is quite the treat. Stemilt harvests its crop of organic Ambrosia apples in Washington State in September.


Exterior: Attractive bi-colored apple, with a fluorescent pink blush over a creamy yellow background

Interior: Crisp, fine-grained flesh that remains white even when sliced

Experience: Juicy, with a mild sweetness comparable to Golden Delicious, with a subtle pear essence

Nutritional Facts Learn more here!

Our Ambrosia apples are grown organically. Look for them under our Artisan OrganicsTM label.

When can I find Ambrosia ?

You can find organic Ambrosia apples from Stemilt from September through February.

Fun Facts

  • Ambrosia is a low-acid apple, which means it’s easier on the stomach.
  • Ambrosia apples resist browning when sliced, making them a great choice for salads.
  • Ambrosia apples debuted at the annual Apple Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
There's An Apple for That

There’s an Apple for That

Gala? Pink Lady? Granny Smith? Each apple variety has its own unique flavor, texture, color and cooking properties.

Find out which variety will work best for your next recipe or food pairing at our guide, There’s An Apple for That.