Semi-dwarf on M-111 rootstock.
Chill hours: 700
Harvest: July 15 - August 1
Looks: Green with red stripes.
Personality: Produces juicy, flavorful and tart. Famous for sauce, baking and fresh eating.
Facts of note: Early bloom and early harvest. A favorite in colder climates. Very cold tolerant and one of the first cold hardy apples to harvest. Gravenstein is an ancient variety from Denmark, mentioned first in 1797 but the variety predates that mention. The national apple of Denmark.
Pollination: Pollinated by Empire, Fuji, Gala, Red Delicious
Apples are generally late blooming. Need full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate fertility. Thin fruit to maximize quality and size. Susceptible to codling moth, apple scab, powdery mildew, and gophers. Generally cross-fertile, which means that the variety is not pollinated by itself, but by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. Harvest 3rd year.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.