Ginger Gold whip on Semi Dwarf rootstock
- Ginger Gold is one of the earliest commercial apple varieties to ripen. The fruit is large and starts out a very pale green, though if left on the tree will ripen to a soft yellow with a slightly waxy appearance. Very cold hardy and released in the 1980's it is one of the top 15 commercial varieties grown. The primary use is for eating out of hand, though it can be used for most other purposes. The flesh, of a cream color, resists browning more than most varieties. The flavor is mild but with a tart finish.