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Orchard and Vine – October 9, 2015

Some Apples Are Just Lucky

Some orchardist might see pickers eating their apples as a problem. Sally and Wilfrid Mennell took it as a sign. The apples in question were Ambrosia — before they were known as Ambrosia. It was the early 90’s. A chance seedling had popped up on the edge of a row of Jona Gold apples in their Similkameen Valley orchard. Wilfrid freely admits that if he’d been more diligent in clearing weeds, the little sprout would never have grown large enough to bear fruit. As luck would have it, the tree did grow and produced a very unique variety of apple. Bi-coloured with a rosy red and a creamy yellow, the apple provided a satisfying crunch, a sweet flavour and an intoxicating honeyed aroma. It was no surprise that the pickers couldn’t get enough of them. When Sally and Wilfrid saw how popular they were with the crew, they knew they had something because pickers are notoriously picky about apples…

BC Ambrosia Growers Announces the

MORE Orchard to Table Recipe Contest

Original Recipes Can Win Fabulous Breville Prizes

(KELOWNA, BC) — The BC Ambrosia Growers are challenging home cooks everywhere to present their most original, delicious and healthy Ambrosia apple recipes for a chance to win culinary prizes from Breville. The MORE Orchard to Table Recipe contest opened on October 14 and runs until December 11, 2015, and is an encore to the successful Orchard to Table Recipe contest, which ran in the Fall of 2013.

“We were delighted by the overwhelming response to our debut Orchard to Table recipe contest,” explains Bruce Currie, president of the New Tree Fruit Varieties Development Council. “We appreciated the myriad of ways that home cooks brought Ambrosia apples from the orchard to the table, and are grateful for the inspiration of so many.“

Contestants are welcome to enter as many recipes as they like during the contest period online at by uploading their recipe and photo along with their contact information. Each recipe must be original and feature Ambrosia apples as the star of the dish…

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