Red Gravenstein

Sweet & Tart
Discovered 1800s Origin unknown
Parentage A sport of Gravenstein
Harvest Early Season

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.


Red Gravenstein dates back to 1600s Europe and may have its origin in Denmark. Gravenstein is the German name for the town of GrĂ¥ten in southern Denmark. In the 1820s the London Horticultural Society distributed it to Massachusetts.

This apple is grown at 10 New England orchards