Red Gravenstein Apple

The Red Gravenstein apple is an apple cultivar that originated in the 17th century or earlier. The fruit has a tart flavor; in the Northern Hemisphere it is picked in July and August and is heavily used as a cooking apple, especially for apple sauce and apple cider. It does not keep well. The short stems and variable ripening times make harvesting and selling difficult.

  • Botanical name: Malus domestica
  • Zone range: 4 - 8
  • Size at maturity: 12 - 16' Tall X 12 - 16' Wide
  • Harvest: September
  • Sun level: Full sun
  • Soil composition: Loamy
  • Soil moisture: Well-drained
  • Optimal soil pH: 6.0 - 7.0
  • Years to bear: 2 - 5

Best pollinators: Golden Russet, McIntosh, William's Pride, Yellow Transparent, Pink Pearl

The Red Gravenstein apple is a triploid; it requires pollination from other trees, and is a poor pollinator of other apples.

By Jarvin - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,