Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 seasonWe are now taking provisional orders for fall 2014 shipping (warmer zones only) or spring 2015. 

Ginger Gold® Apple trees

  • Pick: Very early-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Ginger Gold is an attractive early-season apple, ripening during July or early August in most areas. The skin is a golden green color, often with a sun-kissed flush.

Ginger Gold can be eaten fresh, and it is useful in the kitchen too. Like most early-season apples, the flavor is tart and refreshing, but there is some sweetness too, and Ginger Gold can arguably be considered as a very-early ripening Golden Delicious.

Ginger Gold® is a protected variety.

Ginger Gold apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

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Summary features of Ginger Gold

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility?
  • Cedar apple rust: Very susceptible?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Under-rated?

    Climate

  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • USDA Zone 4: Yes
  • USDA Zone 5: Yes
  • USDA Zone 6: Yes
  • USDA Zone 7: Yes
  • USDA Zone 8: Yes
  • USDA Zone 9: Yes
  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?


Pollination guide for Ginger Gold

Ginger Gold is in flowering group 4. Ginger Gold is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Ginger Gold apple trees

Ginger Gold has quite a wide climate range, but is particularly useful in warmer zones - including southern California and the southern states.

Varieties with similar picking times to Ginger Gold

< Slightly earlier

About the same time



Historical details

Ginger Gold is named after orchard owner Frances "Ginger" Harvey, who noticed the tree was one of the few survivors in the family orchard after Hurricane Camille hit Virginia in 1969. It was planted in a Winesap block but was subsequently found to be related to Golden Delicious and Newtown Pippin (also known as Albemarle Pippin).

Ginger Gold® is a protected variety.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Ginger Gold'




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