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Gravenstein

Gravenstein

Harvest: 
August
Season: 
August and September
Quality: 
thin-skinned, juicy, breaking and spicy
Use: 
fresh-eating, pies, sauce, baking

Gravenstein is probably the oldest and most distinctive summer variety. It is widely grown throughout Europe and in this country mainly in northern California. This is a variety that you want to find when it is in season, as the subtle and distinctive flavor does not stay at its peak for long. A beautiful red and yellow striped apple, Gravenstein is highly prized for sauce and for baking. The flavor and aroma are instantly recognizable and variously described as fruity or spicy. This is an excellent variety for dessert and culinary use, with a memorable and unusual flavor.