Orchardist strikes ‘gold’ with big apple

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Posted: August 24, 2013

The Winchester Star

A large Ginger Gold apple (right) sits next to an early Macintosh at Richard’s Fruit Market. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Orchardist Eddie Richard holds an oversized Ginger Gold apple onFriday at Richard’s Fruit Market, southwest of Stephens City. The apple — he estimates its weight at about 1 pounds — is pale green with darker green speckles. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

STEPHENS CITY — It might be called a Ginger Gold, but it’s not because of its name that orchardist Eddie Richard is handling this one gingerly.

At about three times the size of an average-sized…

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