Granny Smith fan espalier


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Granny Smith fan espalier
Very late keeping dense, crunchy and tart green dessert apple that suits dual purpose also. Site in a favourable area for the best results.

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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 treesflavour:

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:

Christmas Pearmain

Fall Russet

Beauty of Bath



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