This average-sized apple is red with pink and orange hues, and it is highly acclaimed for its distinct sweet-sharp flavor, which is similar to Gravenstein but less tart. Although it remains intact when cooked, its flavor loses some of its complexity. Red Gravensteins are picked in September.
Discovered: 1800s Origin unknown
Parentage: A sport of Gravenstein
Harvest: Early Season
Red Gravenstein dates back to 1600s Europe and may have its origin in Denmark. Gravenstein is the German name for the town of GrÃ¥ten in southern Denmark. In the 1820s the London Horticultural Society distributed it to Massachusetts.