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Apple 'Gravenstein'

More About 'Gravenstein'

  • Malus domestica 'Gravenstein'
  • Pale pink to white flowers
  • Medium-sized, green fruit with red stripes
  • Distinctive, mild to tart flavour
  • Stores well
  • High-quality dessert and culinary apple
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Ripens: August to September

Interesting Notes:

'Gravenstein' was introduced to western North America in the early 19th century, perhaps by Russian fur traders, who were said to have planted a tree at Fort Ross in 1811.

Zone:

4
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Gravenstein Apple Growing and Maintenance Tips

More than one cultivar must be planted in order to facilitate the best pollination and subsequent fruit production.  However, 'Gravenstein' is in a limited class and is not capable of pollinating any other apples.


'Gravenstein' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Edible
Edible

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous

Habit

Rounded

Foliage Color

Green