Ginger Gold

Why you should be excited

Ginger Gold is what Golden Delicious dreams of being: beautiful, tasty and good after time in storage.

The story of Ginger Gold

Every apple has its unique story and Ginger Gold offers one of the best.

Imagine cleaning up after a horrific hurricane (Camille, 1969), working your way through a devastated orchard. Amidst the carnage, you find a little seedling apple tree growing.

To Clyde Harvey of Lovingston, Virginia, this is what happened and it’s how he discovered Ginger Gold, which Clyde was smart enough to not rip out. And once he realized how great this new apple variety was, he named it after his wife, Ginger.

Even if this wasn’t a beautiful and delicious yellow apple, the story alone is enough to make you want to give Ginger Gold a try. It's tasty and it stores well.

Ginger Gold Facts

Its origins

Discovered in Lovingston, Virginia, USA; introduced 1982.

Flavour, aroma, texture

Crisp and clean, with a mild flavour and a tart finish. Refreshing.


Nice, consistently-sized apple featuring a beautiful yellow colour, often with a slight pink blush.

When they’re available

Mid-season (usually in late September).

Quality for fresh eating


Quality for cooking


Quality for cider

Not particularly known for use in cider.

Keeping ability

Good (2 to 3 months when kept refrigerated).