- Bright green skin with red stripes
- Crisp, juicy and tart with hints of honey
- Large fruits that keep well
Generations of gardeners have loved this apple variety that dates back to the 17th century—and it's still one of the best apple varieties for cooking, sauce and cider. Gravenstein Apple Tree produces large, bright green apples with red striping. The crisp and juicy apples have a nice tart flavor with just a hint of honey—and they make very flavorful sauces and ciders. The apples keep well and hold up well for shipping. For best fruit production, this tree requires 700 chilling hours below 45°F. For pollination, another self-fertile variety such as Jonathan, Red Delicious or Yellow Delicious is needed. Ripens in July.