I just asked Jared if he had a story to tell about the Red Gravenstein apple and his response was "they ripen one at a time." LOL! I'm guessing we'll never have huge quantities of this apple in the store at once but the ones we do have will be picked properly!
Approximate Ripening Date: August 23rd
Flavor: This apple has a sweet-sharp flavor and folks from California especially love them.
Baking: The Red Gravenstein will hold its shape in a pie. It is also great for cider and drying.
History: The Red Gravenstein originated in the 1600s in Denmark or possibly Italy, Russia, or German-Danish border. So really - unknown but it's an old apple!
Coconut Apple Cake
Janet Brooks from the WAGA Cookbook
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup cream ofwheat(uncooked)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup plus 1 T 2% milk
3 to 4 apples, chopped
1/4 cup liquid margarine
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add milk, vanilla and margarine. Mix together into a batter. Pour into a greased cake pan with removable sides. Top with peeled, chopped apples. A sprinkle of cinnamon can be added to taste. Bake in 350-degree oven about 40 minutes. Serve slightly warm with cream or ice cream.