Recipe contest features Ambrosia apple

Apple developed in the Similkameen focus of recipe contest

  • Nov. 12, 2013 11:00 a.m.

The apple discovered in the Similkameen is being featured in an online recipe contest.

Ambrosia Apples announced October 29 it has launched its Orchard to Table Recipe Contest online at

Ambrosia apples were discovered in the Mennells’ Cawston orchard.

In the early 1990s, workers in the orchard picked and tasted the bi-coloured apples from a lone tree unlike the others in the orchard. The fruit was so good they stripped the tree clean.

The Mennells took over where mother nature left off and created more trees. To their excitement, the resulting apples were as perfect in appearance and taste as the apples from the original mother tree. The bi-coloured apple was named Ambrosia, which in Greek mythology means food of the gods. The apple was registered in 1993 and over the past 20 years, it has grown in popularity and is now grown and available for purchase worldwide.


The contest began 9 a.m. November 1 and will run through to December 10 at 4 p.m. Full rules and regulations can be found online at:



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