An Australian variety named in the 1800’s and grown in most warmer countries of the world. A very late ripening variety, leave Granny Smith on the tree as long as possible before harvesting and enjoy from storage.
Granny Smith Apple tree – Season:
Pick November, keep in a cool shed or garage for use December to May.
Granny Smith Apple - appearance:
Medium sized very dark shining emerald green throughout.
Granny apple trees – flavour:
A tough, solid, densely crisp apple with a tart, refreshing flavour. Considered in many countries to be dual purpose.
Favoured in England as a dessert, but can equally be cooked with.
Cropping & Growth
Medium vigour, shy cropping unless offered a favourable sunny aspect.
Granny Smith - Pollination: ‘A’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Some recommended varieties to pollinate with Granny Smith are given here:
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Tree sizes for Granny Smith apple trees for sale:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.