Inside, the fine-textured flesh is yellowish-white, crisp and fragrant. The taste has a good balance between sweetness and tartness.
The tree is grown in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and America. It tends to be a biennial bearer.
Not considered a general eating apple because many don’t care for its texture when raw. It’s a good cooking apple for pie and sauce. It gives off a lot of juice when cooked. Some like it for cider.
Per 100g: 7.8 mg of Vitamin C.
Short storage life.
The tree probably originated in Italy. It was given as a present to the Duke Augustenberg of Gravenstein (actually Graefenstein) in Germany in the 1600s. By 1669 the tree was in Denmark. Introduced into North America from Germany in 1790. It was planted in Bodega, Sonoma County, California (north of San Francisco), in 1820. Wider California planting began in 1850.