Do I need Gravenstein?
I have heard so much about Gravenstein apples, but I have never eaten one or even seen one. I was wondering if it is something that would grow in Colorado. I am hesitant to get an apple that doesn't keep well, and I don't feel like baking pies in the heat of the summer.
We surely do not have a maritime climate here. Often the temperature varies 40 degrees in a single day. Because of the dry climate we seem to have less disease and pest pressure than I have seen others post about.
What makes Gravenstein such an apple icon? Is it something I am missing out on? I currently don't have any summer apples.