The Red Gravenstein is bud sport of the Gravenstein. It is first noticed and propagated by C. E. Banks from Nova Scotia, Canada around 1880. The fruit is highly red colored and has good size, attractive appearance and excellent quality. The rest of the characteristics are very similar to the Gravenstein.
Red Gravenstein Apple Tree
Red Gravenstein is sport of Gravenstein. The fruit is highly colored red and it is well known for its sweet-sharp flavor, however, it is less tart compare with original Gravenstein.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Our grafted/budded apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, and cherry trees are about 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. Most other trees are seedlings ranging from 18-36" tall. You know if a tree is a seedling when the rootstock selected says "Seedling".
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.