First introduced in the 1960's from the United States, the Ginger Gold was a chance seedling that grew from its parent apple, the Golden Delicious.
The early season Ginger Gold has a pale, smooth, and consistent yellow skin characterized by greenish brown spots on its surface. Its crisp and cream coloured flesh has a fine texture and does not oxidize right away when cut. This sweet and juicy apple also has a sharp but mild flavour that provides a slight spice to its taste. Some say that the Ginger Gold has a sweet and juicy taste, which is exceptional for such an early season apple.
The Ginger Gold is generally considered one of the best early season eating apples. It is a good keeper and can last several weeks in the fridge. Because its flesh is slow to oxidize, it makes the Ginger Gold a great apple for Salads, for kids to snack on, and even to be used in pies and crisps.
The Ginger Gold is typically available in late August and through till mid September.