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Ambrosia - Phil's Rambling Rants
November 2nd, 2007
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Ambrosia
Shopping this week, they had an apple variety I wasn't familiar with, "Ambrosia".  I bought one.

A nice looking apple, distinctly pointy on the bottom, yellow and red.  Perfect texture; the flesh was firm and crisp, not mealy at all, and the peel was thin and not hard to eat at all.  Good flavor, tart, similar to a good Pink Lady but a little bit milder.

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From:kestrels_nest
Date:November 2nd, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Phil! I'll keep my eye out for it, then. If you can find it in the middle of Illinois, perhaps I can in the wilds of Northwest Indiana.
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From:blueeyedtigress
Date:November 2nd, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
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Here's the most comprehensive apple list I've yet seen. Ain't variety wonderful? ;]
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From:tigertoy
Date:November 3rd, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
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Wow, that's a lot of apples.
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From:trektone
Date:November 2nd, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
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Don't think I've had an Ambrosia (he writes, munching on a Pink Lady apple).
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From:pir_anha
Date:November 3rd, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)

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yeah, i just wolfed down a bag of those over the last week -- they seem new to the area, but are apparently locally grown. they're not pointy though. they were larger than the pink ladies we get. they're very nice texture-wise, pretty much perfect for me, but a wee bit mild for me taste-wise compared to winesaps, which are my all-time favourite. and which nobody here seems to grow, *grump*.
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From:tigertoy
Date:November 3rd, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)

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Now that you mention it, Winesap is a familiar name, but I can't recall seeing them offered for sale at any time since I started buying and eating apples regularly a few years ago.

I don't have the luxury of getting good apples by the bag here. They only have common varieties in bags in our stores; the better varieties are loose. Which is fine except that they cost twice as much by the pound loose as they do in a bag (assuming the bags really weigh 3lb as they're labeled). Plus, the loose apples have a tendency to be really huge; when I do get a bag of apples, they're the size of apples instead of slo-pitch softballs.
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From:pir_anha
Date:November 3rd, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)

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the ambrosias were only in a bag because i put them there. :) around this time a year many local stores have huge containers of local apples very cheap and i always fill up a bag when it's a variety i like. lots of people grow spartans here (they were developed in BC); they're tasty but i'm a bit bored with them, so i was thrilled to see the ambrosias.

i think i found an apple tree that's got tiny winesaps just outside a distant neighbour's property, nobody seems to be picking them (it's an old tree and not being taken care of). i might ask whether i can pick a bunch.
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