Gravenstein Apple

Availability: August 15
Flavor: distinct, tart, sprightly subacid, savory, aromatic
Flesh: creamy color, juicy, moderately firm, crisp, tender, thin skin
Storage: poor, refrigeration improves to about 2 weeks
Misc: a good snack apple, great for sauce, the Red Gravenstein and Striped Gravenstein are the same apple with different coloring
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (edited):
Gravenstein is a variety of apple native to GrĂ¥sten in South Jutland, Denmark. The variety was discovered in 1669 as a chance seedling. The Gravenstein apple has a tart flavor with a skin that is delicately waxy yellow-green with crimson spots and reddish lines. (May also occur as a classically red variation, known as a Red Gravenstein, that is considered a sport rather than a true variety.) It is picked in July and August and is heavily used as a cooking apple, especially for apple sauce and apple cider. It does not keep well, so it is available only in season. In addition, their short stems and variable ripening times make harvesting and selling difficult.

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