I have never come across this type of Apple
Chip wrote:Will have to look it up. Ahhh, a type of plum! Learn something new everyday.
Learn something new everyday.
An old apple variety from Denmark which remains very popular in both Europe and North America on account of its high quality flavor.
- - - Gravenstein is an attractive high-quality dessert and culinary apple- -
Sounds my sort of apple
Possibly because of its triploid nature Gravenstein seems to have a greater degree of variability than most varieties.
The real problem with Gravenstein is that it is prone to many diseases and therefore has never achieved the popularity it deserves. As so often in the world of apples, it seems that the apples with the best flavor are often the most difficult to grow.
That explains why the supermarkets around here do not stock it
The bulk of customers don't appear to care what an apple tastes like, justr as long as it looks good
So the shops are full of uniform, bland tasteless French (subsidised) Golden Delicious apples, forcing our Orchards to uproot all their very, very tasty, ugly, gnarled heirloom varieties