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Apple 'Gravenstein'

Malus domestica

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Gravenstein is a variety of Apple which is a member of the Malus family. Its botanical name is Malus domestica 'Gravenstein'.

Early apple, good for eating fresh. Excellent for pies, sauce and juice. Keeps it’s shape well for cooking. Poor keeper for storage, but good for cider. Grown commercially in Northern California. Triploid.

Gravenstein grows as a Perennial and is a Fruit. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Gravenstein is known for growing to a height of approximately 39.62 feet (that's 12.19 metres in metric).

Denmark is believed to be where Gravenstein originates from.

Gravenstein Apple tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Gravenstein have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Gravenstein

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

In Sonoma County, Northern California mature trees can be “Dry Farmed.”

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Gravenstein is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

Growing Gravenstein from seed

Transplanting Gravenstein

Gravenstein is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Gravenstein

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in early summer.

Apple Gravenstein Etymology

Gravenstein is the German name for the town of GrĂ¥sten in South Jutland, Denmark.

Other Names for Apple 'Gravenstein'

graasten, Banks Red Gravenstein, Early Congress,