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Ginger Gold® Apple Tree

(30 customer reviews)


Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Craving fall apples in late summer?

Plant Ginger Gold® and start enjoying these pretty fruits before the leaves start to fall. The attractive chartreuse skin sports a golden glow that’s hard to resist. Even its blooms are showy, opening into a cloud of whitish-pink flowers in early spring. Ginger Gold® offers a serious crunch into refreshing, slightly tart flesh, and has the bonus of a natural resistance to browning. Excellent for fresh eating and salads. Originated in Virginia in the 1960s. Heat-tolerant for Southern growers!

Ripens mid- to late-August. Pollinator required: Choose another apple variety. Ginger Gold® is a registered trade name of Adams County Nursery, Inc.


Bloom ColorPink,White
Ripens HarvestMid to late August
Fruit ColorYellow Green
Fruit SizeMedium-Large
Soil CompositionLoamy
TasteMild to tart; sprightly
TextureTender, fine
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Shade LevelFull Sun
Years to Bear2-5
Bloom PeriodMid-Late
Hardiness Zone Range5-9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Semi-Dwarf  3.5 – 4.5 m tall x 3.5 – 4.5 m wide (12 – 15′ tall x 12 – 15′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Semi-Dwarf 3.5 – 4.5 m (12 – 15′)

Ship Height

Semi-dwarf, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.
Supreme Semi-Dwarf EZ Start® Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m (3-4′) Tall with advanced root system in a 12.7×12.7×30.5 cm (5x5x12″) EZ Start® Pot.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinators: Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Winter Banana, Zestar

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

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30 reviews for Ginger Gold® Apple Tree

  1. Kevin Robertson

    I planted my apple tree 2 weeks ago. At planting, the tree looked like it had been too hot in shipping. I planted it, gave it a good drink of water, removed the damaged leaves. 4 days later new growth, and now the tree looks healthy and the new growth is all over the tree. I need it to pollinate a Honey Crisp.

  2. Luke Bergeson

    The root system of my Ginger Gold apple tree was amazing when it arrived in the mail!

  3. Jayme Sue Wright

    Super bummed. Two of my ginger golds have died and the third is slow to grow. These are my favorite apples.

  4. Sharon Sharon

    Very good tree, it came out of dormancy a couple of weeks after it was planted.It’s in a pot in ground in my yard in case we have to move and it is doing very well. Great product!

  5. Marci Kristofzski

    It’s one of my favorite trees and has survived disease and pests that devastated and killed a plum, cherry, raspberries, strawberries etc. It’s in difficult soil and was my first tree when we moved here. I didn’t know they need a mate but my tree fruits profusely every year. It’s neighbor is an Asian pear and down road there’s some fifty year old crabs that were great Grandma’s. Not sure if tree will produce better when we add to orchard this year. The fruit does not brown when you cut it and stays good in fridge if you wrap in cotton towel for long time into winter if you pick a tad early.

  6. Vivian Kosmet

    It’s growing well. My daughter bought me one from your web site a couple of years ago but it died after a year so I bought one myself hoping it doesn’t die like the first one. So far it’s looking good.

  7. Russell Cox

    Growing well. Looking forward to fruit in a few years.

  8. Robert White

    I received the potted tree in mid-season. Before transplanting, I noticed that the graft was covered with potting soil. Also, there was a slight line circling the tree further up the trunk that I guessed may have also been a graft. Your call in responder told me that the slight line was the graft. I chose to plant the tree with the real graft (not the slight line) above the soil line. Fire blight is common here, and it attacked the new foliage, so I had to spray often.

  9. Don Samuelsen

    Good producer every year good keeper crisp . Trees are usually loaded with apples. My kids love them they ripen just before is a zeststar another favorite of mine . The trees have good branch structure and support of heavy crop.load. Moderately disease resistant

  10. Cynthia Brouwer

    Looking forward to getting fruit from this tree! She had blooms and successfully pollinated. Will be interesting to see if the fruit matures.

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