spidra's Apple 'Gravenstein' x 1 Flowering
This is going to need a LOT of cheating to grow in South Pasadena. I bought it because I love the taste – I didn’t look carefully at the chill hours needed. Oops.
Sold by Raintree as ‘Striped Gravenstein’ but I believe it was called that just to distinguish it from ‘Red Gravenstein’. It’s probably plain ol’ ‘Gravenstein’. Grafted to EMLA 27.
From All About Apples http://www.allaboutapples.com/backyard/rootstock.htm :
M.27, EMLA 27 — Size: 20-25%. This rootstock is too small for most standard orchards. It is very early bearing and very productive, yet fruit size is reduced. Works best in well drained soils and is resistant to collar rot in that soil type. It is susceptible to fire blight and tomato ringspot virus. The rootstock is slow to harden off.
spidra's Apple 'Gravenstein' Care Instructions
Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Apple 'Gravenstein' is known for growing to a height of approximately 12.19 metres (that's 39.62 feet in imperial).
Your garden has partial sun light - try to position in a full sun location instead.
Remember to water moderately.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (9b) is not within the ideal known range for Apple 'Gravenstein'. The recommended range is between Zone 4 and 8. You may have to reassess this planting for suitability in your garden.
More information about Apple 'Gravenstein' is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Apple 'Gravenstein' Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
27 Apr 2013
Flowering day 1166
16 Apr 2013
Breaking Dormancy day 1155
My apples are so staggered in flowering this year I’ll need pollenizers.
20 Jan 2013
Anti-fungal copper spray applied
10 Aug 2012
1.0 x item
03 Aug 2012
One knocked off the tree way early.
23 Jul 2012
Harvesting day 888
Fell off really early but looks ripe. This one was bird-pecked.
1.0 x item
22 Jul 2012
Very tiny. Lady apple size.
1.0 x item
09 Jul 2012
“pruned” by varmint
08 May 2012
05 Jun 2011
27 Apr 2011
27 Aug 2010
07 Aug 2010
16 Feb 2010
Established day 0