Ambrosia is an excellent choice as a home grown apple cultivar due to its delicious sweet honeyed flavor, excellent crisp and juicy texture and extreme cold hardiness. Normally apples are classified into 2 categories, baking apples or fresh-eating apples. However, due to its balance of high sugar and low acid content, Ambrosia is 1 of the lucky few to be an excellent choice for both fresh eating and cooking. Unlike most modern apple cultivars which are developed under painstaking care, Ambrosia is 1 of the few edible varieties to be discovered as a seedling purely by chance. Ambrosia apples are also known to be some of the slowest to brown after slicing, making them perfect for a school lunch, fruit platter or fruit salad. The Ambrosia apple tree, botanical name Malus domestice 'Ambrosia', lives most comfortably in USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 4-8 and reaches a 12 ft. H with a 10 ft. W.