Warm and dry weather teamed with mature trees produces strong Ambrosia crop for Montague  

Montague, one of Australia’s leading fresh produce brands, forecasts it will pack over 275 tonnes of Ambrosia apples this season, an increase on the previous season’s volumes. The team anticipates this strong result due to tree maturation.  

Montague Ambrosia

Montague Ambrosia

“The 2023/24 growing season featured high rainfall and humidity across much of the growing regions, creating some management issues for growers,” said Rowan Little, Montague’s chief innovation officer.  

“However, the warm, and mostly dry late summer period was ideal for pollination and has assisted in the development of a larger crop of great eating fruit. We can expect to begin harvesting it in the first half of March” 

Ambrosia apples are medium-sized and with a light crunch and, according to Montague, are the most fragrant apple in its range. The business manages over 100,000 trees growing across almost 40ha of land on 15 different sites across Australia including the Yarra Valley Victoria, Batlow New South Wales, Adelaide Hills South Australia, Stanthorpe Queensland and Tamar and Huon Valley Tasmania.

Ambrosia apples will be available at selected Woolworths, Coles, Costco and greengrocers.