Red Gravenstein

Sweet Tart

Red Gravenstein is a medium-sized apple, red with pink and orange hues. It is highly acclaimed for its distinct, sweet-sharp flavor, similar to Gravenstein but less tart. Although it remains intact when cooked, its flavor loses some of its complexity. Red Gravenstein is picked in late August or early September.

Discovered: 1800s, origin unknown

Parentage: A sport variety of Gravenstein

Harvest: Early Season


Red Gravenstein is a sport variety of Gravenstein, meaning that it resulted from a mutant limb that then was grafted onto a rootstock.