Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitche/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the smallest avaailable rootstock, M27. Plant 120-150cm’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 stepover 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 are listed as follows:
Beauty of Bath