Apple - Granny Smith

Malus domestica

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Has a tart-tangy, crisp flavour and bright green skin. One of the best apples for eating out of hand and a very good cooking apple because of its ability to retain flavour. The Granny requires about 600 hours of chill . High potential for self pollination.
Other Names: Malus pumila

$39.00 ($29.00-$39.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Apple - Granny Smith

Preferred Climate Warm Temperate, Cool TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, April, May

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Pollinators 3244, 2236, 2191, 815

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Pollinators for the Apple - Granny Smith

You will need to cross pollinate with one of these High Chill Apple varieties

Dwarf Apple - Red Delicious

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Red delicious produces excellent crops of bright red, large, crunchy apples. The flesh is greenish white and has a crisp texture. The are great to eat straight off the tree. Pollinate with a Granny Smith, Pink Lady or a Red Fuji. A high chill variety for cooler regions.

Dwarf Apple - Gala

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A juicy apple with a mild sweet flavour and crisp, creamy yellow flesh. Excellent for eating fresh, cutting into salads or adding to the kids lunch box. They are a thin skinned apple. A high chill variety for cooler regions.

Dwarf Apple - Red Fuji

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The aromatic flesh of the red fuji is tinged with a delicate honey-pineapple flavour, sweet and aromatic. The crisp, crunchy flesh is very juicy and the fruits hold well on the tree. The skin ripens from greenish yellow to a dull russett red. Partially Self pollinating, pollinates with the red delicious, and pink lady. Fuji will perform in both cold and warmer temperate climates.

Apple - Pink Lady

$29.00 ($29.00-$39.00 choose a size)

An Australian selection named for her attractive pink blush over a yellow undertone. Her true pink coloring, crisp crunch and smooth texture assure the ultimate in dessert quality eating apples. Performs best in cooler regions.

Apple - Granny Smith Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

BJ11
★★★★ 4y ago

KENSINGTON, VIC, Australia

Planted location #27 in clay loam. What is not to love about the Aussie Granny Smith? Strong plant, tasty fruit.

Di8
★★★★★ 6y ago

SEVEN HILLS, NSW, Australia

Beautiful blossoms and fruit on the tress at the same time.

TimBeck
★★★ 11y ago

Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia

Present from Kids

Tabs
★★★ 11y ago

PEAKHURST, NSW

Triple graft with delicious and ?  A rat keeps eating them before I get a chance.  I must have healthy rats.

KateGreen1
★★★★ 11y ago

South Windsor, NSW, Australia

We seem to get a problem with the foliage on both our Granny Smith trees where is browns off. The fruit however is unaffected.

Nelly1
★★★★ 11y ago

YELLOW ROCK, NSW, Australia

didn't survive oct13 fires but shoots from rootstock have appeared 

Steve1
★★★ 12y ago

Talbot, VIC, Australia

Old Granny Smith. Gnarled and has had a hard life.

Charlesstillcantspell1
★★ 12y ago

Innaloo, WA, Australia

I bought this as a lanky plant from Tass1, it has not done well. I have shade clothed it this year to try and get more growth.The Granny Ramsey Smith green apple is a tip-bearing apple cultivar. It originated in Australia in 1868 from a chance seedling...

Lorna
★★★★ 12y ago

Albany, WA, Australia

Great little tree. Tree ripened Grannies bear no resemblance to the bland apples that you buy in the shop. Store well at shed temperature. Using my last ones now in August, now all golden coloured and waxy. Superb desert flavour and still crisp.

paulaf1
★★★ 12y ago

Worongary, QLD, Australia

Not sure how this apple will go in out subtropical climate.  We are actually situated up in the hills away from the coast so it gets a bit colder here, so I'm hoping this tree won't be a total loss.The last 2 winters here have been quite warm so I'm v...

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