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Enjoy apples in summer! This early picker allows you to enjoy apples sooner than most varieties. The juicy and delicious fruit features a yellow-green skin with a golden glow. A crisp crunch and mildly tart flavor makes them perfect for fresh eating. Also adds beauty to your landscape in spring, when it produces lovely white-pink blooms. Heat-tolerant, even in zone 9! Ripens mid to late August. Best pollinators: Starkrimson® Red Delicious or SunCrisp®. Ginger Gold® is a registered trade name of Adams County Nursery, Inc.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow Green
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Mid To Late August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Mild To Tart; Sprightly
Texture Tender, Fine
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 15' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Sounded like a nice switch from the standard Golden I already have.
Edy F on Sep 7, 2016
good looking tasty apple
Krzysztof B on May 15, 2016
Sounded like a nice switch from the standard Golden I already have.
Edy F on Sep 7, 2016
My Friends favorite apple and there Hard to find also there a good pollinator for the spy apple trees
Christopher C on May 24, 2016
good looking tasty apple
Krzysztof B on May 15, 2016
Excellent Flavor
Al L on May 1, 2016
It's my favorite apple. Love the taste as do my grandkids.
Marcel C on Mar 26, 2016
Makes the best apple sauce you will ever eat !!!
KEVIN B on Mar 20, 2016
We have enjoyed the Ginger Gold for years. Our favorite apple!
Paul S on Mar 1, 2016
We have several apple trees. We tried this variety of apple from an orchard just north of us and it was wonderful. I am very pleased to find it in your catalog to be able to order and add to our other trees.
Denise P on Feb 23, 2016
My Friends favorite apple and there Hard to find also there a good pollinator for the spy apple trees
Christopher C on May 24, 2016
Excellent Flavor
Al L on May 1, 2016
Would a honey crisp or fuji pollinate the Ginger Gold Apple tree?
Crystal T on Feb 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. If the product you inquired about can not be found in the Pollination Requirements section of the page, please contact Customer Support at 800.325.4180
Is this tree blithe resistant?
Carolyn H on May 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Carolyn, I purchased my Ginger Gold last fall and planted it according to instructions, but I don't know if it is 'blight' resistant or not. I have been unable to find any claim to that effect, so I would assume that they are not blight resistant.

Customer Reviews

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Coming along well
I planted this just over a year ago. It has set well. I trained one long central branch and pulled the others lower so they did not compete. This year it has some good foliage but no flowers yet. I am very hopeful for a crop next year.
May 20, 2016
1 year ago
Good customer service
This bare root apple tree has proved to be hardy since it is one of the 2 fruit trees out of 7 that survived unusually poor winter conditions right after planting. The company replaced the 5 that didn't make it with no hassle. This tree is growing well now and I hope to see fruit on it in the next few years.
May 16, 2016
over 2 years ago
Spicier Delicious apple
Our tree is second year in the ground, with 2 fruits formed. Replaces 2 neighborhood trees that made fabulous pies and sauce with just a bit more "tang' and sweet than Yellow Delicious.
August 4, 2016
1 year ago
Hard to find in stores
We discovered Ginger Gold in a few grocery stores a couple of years ago, fell in love with them, only to have them disappear quickly. The next year, only a few stores, and this year we couldn't find any. Our solution - plant our own tree. Now we just have to be patient and search the grocery stores each year until ours is old enough to produce.
May 10, 2016
1 year ago
Ginger Gold Apple
Ginger Gold's are my all time favorite apple. I have always had good results with trees from Stark. Can not wait for it to start bearing
May 19, 2016
1 year ago
Ginger Gold
This is the second year for this tree, it's been slower getting started than some others, but has developed a nice sturdy trunk. Branching has also been slower, but again, shorter and sturdy. I'm looking forward to see what it will do next year!
August 18, 2016
1 year ago
second season
trees are establishing very well. some fruit but that will be pruned off to promote root growth. trunk has doubled in size since planted last year.
May 18, 2016
1 year ago
Ginger Gold Apple
I would love to say the trees made it, they did not. I wish they did these are my favorite apple.
May 7, 2016
over 2 years ago
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