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Gravenstein Apple Tree

(27 customer reviews)

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Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

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Pollinator required to bear fruit

An heirloom dessert apple with remarkable flavor! 

The Gravenstein apple tree is an antique variety that originated from Denmark in the late 1700s. A longtime favorite of fruit growers, this tree is prized for its delicious fruit. These apples have excellent eating qualities. Delicious when eaten fresh or made into a sauce – the fruit holds its shape when baked. 

Gravenstein is a relatively hardy variety and can withstand difficult conditions. This fruit tree grows fast with vigor and makes an excellent shade tree or landscape accent. While it has been popular with gardeners and homesteaders, Gravenstein is also still grown on a commercial level.  

Look forward to homegrown apples that ripen in September! 

Note: Gravenstein is a Triploid apple tree and cannot pollinate other apple trees. 


Bloom ColorWhite
Fruit ColorYellow Green Red
Fruit SizeMedium – Large
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Bloom TimeEarly-Mid
Years to Bear2-5
Shade LevelFull Sun
Hardiness Zone Range2-9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Dwarf  2.5 – 3 m tall x 2.5 – 3 m wide (8 – 10′ tall x 8 – 10′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Dwarf 2.5 – 3 m (8 – 10′)

Ship Height

Dwarf Supreme, Bare-root Ships 1 – 1.5 m tall (4 – 5′ tall) and/or with a 15.5 mm (5/8″) trunk.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinators: Buckeye Gala, Zestar, Ginger Gold, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Winter Banana, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

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27 reviews for Gravenstein Apple Tree

  1. Steven Bias

    The tree is doing well, and I look forward to apple in 2-3 years time.

  2. Patti Brain

    My favorite pie apple appears to be struggling it’s first year. Possibly due to a late spring cold snap, but I have high hopes it will turn the corner in the next few week. Thanks for asking.

  3. Anne Dovel

    Thank you for carrying the Gravenstein apple. I planted one at my previous address. The tree was very vigorous and started producing the 3rd year. It has a variable harvest, which frustrates some, but I look forward to because I have apples to use over a 4-6 week period. Great apple for pies or eating out of hand. Which to me, is a perfect apple! :)

  4. Kathy Wright

    I love this apple. It came as in good time, was pruned, and had an apple my first year. These apples make the best apple pies and a great fresh. Last year i pruned as suggested, and had 6 apples. It grows quickly.

  5. Kathi Faber

    I ordered these Graventein Apple trees for my husband and this apple is very hard to find in the stores and that it has such a short production period. Thus far, we haven’t been disappointed with Stark’s plants. The trees are growing like gang busters and can hardly wait to enjoy the fruit.

  6. Mckenzie Moore

    We had an old Gravensteins apple tree in our first home in an old community started back around 1900, growing wonderfully! Can’t wait till it bears fruit!

  7. Tamera Stephens

    The tree arrived in great condition and is thriving a year later. Very pleased. The only issue I had within the first year was adapting the tree to Ohio’s wet spring weather. The foliage developed a severe case of powdery mildew and had to be treated. This year it appears to have acclimated and is doing very well.

  8. Robert Vinyard

    This tree is doing just fine. I grew up with two of these, and recall that it is superior fruit for pie, baked, or just eating. My new tree has bloosomed this year, but I don’t really expect any fruit this soon.

  9. Yvonne Lowther

    I purchased this tree because my husband grew up with them and Gravensteins are his absolute favorite. Now they are my favorite too. Not to mention that it is the most beautiful tree in my orchard.

  10. Lynda Eilers

    This is our second year and our Gravenstein Apple is looking great. At our elevation of 8,000 feet in Colorado we are very happy and greatful. We came from Oregon and had an small orchard with 2 gravensteins which were by far our favorite Apple. We are looking forward to our first apples here in Colorado!

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