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Gravenstein Semi-dwarfing

An excellent early apple, grown commercially widely accross the world, and still available in many parts of Australia in local markets. Good sized fruit, when ripe the Gravenstein is red and green, with a orange-yellow stripe and ultra crisp. Sweet juicy crunchy flesh, it's destinct flavour signals the beginning of the apple season in earnest. Polishes well. Unfortunately in the commercial world they are often picked unripe in order to catch good early prices. Excellent eaten fresh but can be cooked and make a very pleasant cider too. Dont store for long as they are best eaten to make way for midseason apples.

Note this variety is also available on dwarfing rootstocks.

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$29.00

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Specifications

Ripening Time January - February
Fertility Needs 2-3 pollinators (doesn't produces viable pollen - triploid)
Growth Habit Free standing tree growing to around 2 - 3.5m tall and 3-4m wide.
Rootstock Semi-Dwarfing rootstock
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Gravenstein Semi-dwarfing

Gravenstein Semi-dwarfing

An excellent early apple, grown commercially widely accross the world, and still available in many parts of Australia in local markets. Good sized fruit, when ripe the Gravenstein is red and green, with a orange-yellow stripe and ultra crisp. Sweet juicy crunchy flesh, it's destinct flavour signals the beginning of the apple season in earnest. Polishes well. Unfortunately in