Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Granny Smith is 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 cordon 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. Here are some suggested varieties:
Beauty of Bath