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Description

Enjoy apples in summer! This early picker allows you to enjoy apples sooner than most varieties. Grow juicy and delicious apples that feature a yellow-green skin with a golden glow. A crisp crunch and mildly tart flavor – plus natural resistance to browning – makes the fruit perfect for fresh eating. Adds beauty to your landscape in spring, when it produces lovely white-pink blooms. Originates from Virginia in the 1960s. Heat-tolerant! Ripens mid- to late-August. Best pollinators: Starkrimson® Red Delicious or SunCrisp®. Ginger Gold® is a registered trade name of Adams County Nursery, Inc.

Characteristics

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
We tasted this kind of apple when my husband and I went to the Farmers Market in Toledo, Ohio. We loved them!
Marilyn Z on May 3, 2017
Maybe because they don't store well, they are such a fleeting seasonal treat. The sweet flavor of a golden delicious, but so, so crisp.
Sandra S on Apr 21, 2017
We tasted this kind of apple when my husband and I went to the Farmers Market in Toledo, Ohio. We loved them!
Marilyn Z on May 3, 2017
Added to my existing Ginger Gold block of apples. If I find room, would like to add more.
Richard J on Apr 23, 2017
Maybe because they don't store well, they are such a fleeting seasonal treat. The sweet flavor of a golden delicious, but so, so crisp.
Sandra S on Apr 21, 2017
I like ginger gold apples to make applesauce.
Deb Z on Mar 19, 2017
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
Added to my existing Ginger Gold block of apples. If I find room, would like to add more.
Richard J on Apr 23, 2017
I like ginger gold apples to make applesauce.
Deb Z on Mar 19, 2017
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.
hi, I live in Jacksonville, Florida and was wondering how many chill hours does this apple tree need? we r zone 9a. Thank you
andrea s on Apr 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The chill hours requirement for Ginger Gold is 600-700 hours.
What is the chill hours requirement for this apple?
Juan C on Feb 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! The chill-hours requirement for Ginger Gold is 600-700.
so...if we'll buy the ginger gold apple, do we need the second for cross-pollination? We already have Honey crisp and ana apple trees
Marina L on Jan 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! An apple variety will not pollinate itself; it requires a different variety with a similar bloom time. As long as your Honeycrisp tree is within 50' of your Ginger Gold, it will do a fine job of pollinating it.

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
Purchased
over 2 years 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
Purchased
over 2 years 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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
The best apple tree I own
Taking off like a weed amazing super strong grower
May 16, 2017
Purchased
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
Purchased
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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
EXCEPTIONALLY GREAT APPLE
This is a must- have apple for any family orchard. It is very crisp and sweet. I have planted this tree three times, the first about 5 years ago and the last just last spring. It is well established and growing rapidly. I am well versed with apple varieties as my father owned and operated 200 acres of apples beginning in the early 1940's. He changed varieties often to keep up with consumer trends. This was one he and I loved.
May 17, 2017
Purchased
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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Happy with my purchase
Got a Ginger Gold a year ago to add to my 'green apple' section. A year later its growing well and is very healthy. Looking forward to getting some flowers next year and some apples after that. Happy with my purchase!
May 8, 2017
Purchased
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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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