Ginger Gold® apple trees

Ginger Gold apple
  • Picking season: Very early
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1 week
  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4

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 apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Ginger Gold apple trees bare-root
G.202 rootstock
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00
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How to grow

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

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 characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Very early
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1 week
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 4
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Bearing regularity: Regular
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Cedar apple rust: Very susceptible
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F) Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow