Gravenstein Apple (super-dwarf)

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Considered by many to be one of the best all round apples in the world. Said to have originated either in the garden of the Duke of Augustenberg, Castle of Graefenstein, Schleswig-Holstein or in Italy or Southern Tyrol and sent to Schleswig-Holstein, or scions from Italy sent home by a brother of Count Chr. Ahlefeldt of Graasten Castle, South Jutland. It is thought to have arrived in Denmark in about 1669. Fruits have crisp, rather coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a pleasant mixture of sweetness and acidity with a distinctive flavour.

A TRIPLOID variety which requires a pollinator, but has no viable pollen.

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  • Pollination Group: PG2
  • Uses: Eating, Cooking, Cider
  • Harvest: late Dec - early Feb
  • Features: Low chill