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Gravenstein Apple Tree

The Gravenstein Apple is a prized heirloom variety from Denmark which has been a favorite since its introduction by Russian settlers moving into the US in the 1820's. The fruit is red over green with firm, crisp white flesh is fine grained and is unequaled for use in sauces and baking. and almost any cooking. The Gravenstein also makes the best apple juice and is popular in ciders. It is also a fine fresh eating apple right off the tree
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Item #232.
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USDA ZONES: 2-9 Outdoors
 
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Gravenstein Apple Tree requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.

Description

Malus domestica 'Gravenstein'

The Gravenstein Apple is a prized heirloom variety from Denmark which has been a favorite since its introduction by Russian settlers moving into the US in the 1820's. First introduced into Sonoma county California, at Fort Ross, a Russian settlement set up to provide for the needs of the fir traders. Quickly becoming a favorite of Luther Burbank the variety caught on with the locals because of its adaptability to the unpredictable climate of the region and because of its high quality flavor. The fruit is red over green with firm, crisp white flesh is fine grained and is unequaled for use in sauces and baking. and almost any cooking. The Gravenstein also makes the best apple juice and is popular in ciders. It is also a fine fresh eating apple right off the tree. This s a sterile variety that requires a pollinator. An early ripening selection, try a McIntosh or a Empire as a pollinator or perhaps a Fuji or a Granny Smith that ripen later and would spread out the harvest. A large tree to 30 feet if left unpruned, keep the Gravenstein at below 10 feet with summer pruning.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Crisp white
Ripens:
August - September
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:

30' height with 25' spread

can be kept under 10 feet with summer pruning
Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 10° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
2 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
500 - 700
Size & Spacing

30' height with 25' spread

can be kept under 10 feet with summer pruning

8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning

Planting & Care

Apples tolerate a wide range of soil types, but like all fruit trees grow best in well-drained, loamy soil. Provide full sun favoring the morning sun with at least 8 hours of direct sunlight. Apple favor higher humidity's and moderate summer temperatures, in hot dry climates protect the tree from sunburn by providing protection from the late afternoon sun. Either by providing shade or with whitewashing the trunk. Water at least twice a week for the first year. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not wet. Mulch the tree to 3 to 4 inches deep and and 3 to 4 feet outside the canopy of the tree. To keep root cool and cut down on soil evaporation. Apples benefit from pruning to maintain size and structure. Keep trees at less than 10 feet to allow for easy care and harvest. Check with your local ag extension to find the apple care recommendations for your area.

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