The growth and performance of the micropropagated ginger was compared with “seed”-derived plants in field trials conducted in south-eastern Queensland. In the first generation ex vitro, micropropagated plants had significantly (P<0.01) reduced rhizome yield with smaller knobs and more roots. Micropropagated plants had a greater (P<0.01) shoot: root (rhizome) ratio compared to "seed"-derived plants and shoots from micropropagated plants were also significantly (P<0.01) smaller with a greater number of shoots per plant. Focus can improve rhizome size, while reducing production costs, need to be identified before micropropagated plants can be recommended for routine use in the ginger industry as a source of disease and pest-free planting material.