The Ginger Gold apple is usually the first apple available in the Fall
The Ginger Gold apple is an early-season & short-lived apple. It doesn't store in controlled atmosphere well, so be sure to enjoy this wonderful apple with a hint of spice while you can!
Scientific Binomial Name: Malus domestica
The Ginger Gold maintains crisp white flesh when cut and is great as a snack eaten out of hand. The Ginger Gold also holds its shape when cooked.
Selection & Storage:
A Good-quality Ginger Gold apple will be firm with smooth, clean skin and have good color for the variety. Test the firmness of the apple by holding it in the palm of your hand. (Do not push with your thumb). It should feel solid and heavy, not soft and light.
To store, keep apples as cold as possible in the refrigerator. Apples do not freeze until the temperature drops to 28.5°F.
Avoid product with soft or dark spots. Also if the apple skin wrinkles when you rub your thumb across it, the apple has probably been in cold storage too long or has not been kept cool.
The Ginger Gold is the earliest local fresh apple available in the fall. However, this apple does not store well, so enjoy it for the short time it's available.
Serving Size: 1 medium apple (154g)
Amount Per Serving
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: PMA's Labeling Facts
Ginger Gold Apples are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.
Ginger Gold Apple Tips & Trivia
- The Ginger Gold was discovered growing among the twisted uprooted trees in a Virginia orchard in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its ancestors are the Golden Delicious and Albermarle Pippin apples.
- Apples are the second most important of all fruits sold in the supermarket, ranking next to bananas.
- Tens of thousands of varieties of apples are grown worldwide.
- The history of apple consumption dates from Stone Age cultivation in areas we now know as Austria and Switzerland.
- In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage; catching it was acceptance.