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CTurtleGirl
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old apple tree ID updated

I posted on here a while ago trying to ID an old apple tree that came with my house. I'm guessing it is over 50 years old. The pic I posted had apples that were not yet ripe and I didn't know for sure what they would look like ripe. Well now I have a pic of a ripe apple to help with the ID. Anyone know what kind this is:

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Looks like a Gravenstein to me. That's the kind I have. :)

https://www.maes.umn.edu/releases/images/2864-V-046.jpg
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Hi Turtlegirl.

Agree with Kisal. It looks like a Gravenstein.
It first appeared in the 1600's in the castle gardens of the Duke Augestenberg at castle Graefenstein, Holstein.
Was for a long time widely grown across many countries arriveing here in the Uk around the 1820's.
It was introduced to California by Russian settlers in 1820's.

Good apple for duel purpose use.

Jona.
An apple a day.....keeps me in work.

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They are quite tasty, very sweet apples. I was hoping to use them for baking but I don't think they would hold up. Maybe applesauce or applebutter?

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I use mine for pies, applesauce and apple butter. Very yummy! [img]https://smilies.vidahost.com/otn/tongue/rryumy.gif[/img]
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The Gravenstein Festival was held a week or so ago in Sebastopol, California. We just purchased our first of the season on Sunday--Lord, only yesterday??? It's been/being difficult around here, but the Gravs *definitely* help! :D

Start picking 'em and eatin' 'em! Gravs are good eating out of hand *and* good cooked: apple butter, applesauce, apple pie, baked apples (raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla), cobbler if your pie crust isn't wonderful (mine def. is NOT wonderful), etc. long into the night.

And, if you're also growing spuds this year, Himmel und Erde (Heaven and Earth) with freshly dug potatoes and fresh-picked apples is, WOW, heavenly.

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