The Red Gravenstein apple tree is a red sport of our local favorite, it is similar to Gravenstein apple but sweeter. Skin is a deep solid crimson to purple-red and hangs beautifully on the tree. The Red Gravenstein has a white, crisp, sweet, full-bodied flesh lending itself to delicious juice and pies. The Red Gravenstein ripens over the course of several weeks. This striking strain stood out among an orchard of Red Gravensteins in Graton, California. A few apple varieties for pollination are the Red Astrachan and/or the Jonathan. Triploid Also consider Winterstein which is a later ripening Gravenstein. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Red Gravenstein apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement: None/Sterile tree best plant with self-fertile apple
Origin Date: California 1800's
Disease resistance: Good
Storage: 1 month
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.