Espalier or fan trees are used against a wall; you will need not less than 180 x 180cm’s for a fan or espalier tree. Please note we do not supply ready trained trees; this Granny Smith is a young tree suitable for training yourself, in situ. Such trees usually settle to cropping within 2 or 3 seasons.
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 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.
Empire - Pollination: ‘A’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Some suggested varieties are given here:
Beauty of Bath