Gravenstein
Denmark 1669


$39.95

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Gravenstein needs no introduction in Northern California where it has long been the premium variety. Gravenstein was discovered in 1669 as a chance seedling in Denmark. The Gravenstein was introduced to California in the early 19th century, perhaps by Russian fur traders, who are said to have planted a tree at Fort Ross in 1811. Fruit medium to large, skin thin, tender, greenish-yellow with broken stripes of red. Flesh firm, crisp, juicy, tart. Good for eating fresh, and one of the best apples for pies, sauce and juice. A few apple varieties for pollination are the Red Astrachan and/or the Jonathan. Also consider Winterstein which is a later ripening Gravenstein. Triploid.

 

CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, Certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO) species. Reg. #40-002449


Growing Considerations for Gravenstein
Denmark 1669

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Pollination Requirement: None/Sterile best plant with self-fertile apple

Harvest Period: Early

Low Chill: Yes

Origin Date: 1600`s

Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Fresh Eating

Storage: 3-4 weeks

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   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.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.