Ginger Gold—Apples of Maine

apples_ginger_goldGinger Gold is a modern variety grown commercially from the 1980s. Clyde Harvey discovered this apple in 1969 when his Virginian orchard was washed out by Hurricane Camille. It is believed to be a mix of Golden Delicious, Newtown Pipin, and an unknown variety. The apple is named after his wife.

Ginger Gold is an early apple that begins to bear in August. The pale green skin is smooth and waxy, and develops a slight red blush when it ripens.  The flesh is sweet and rich with a slight hint of lemon. Click on the image for a larger view.