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APPLE - GRANNY SMITH

Granny Smith compliments of Bliss and GessoBotanical Name: Malus domestica
Description

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.

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Plant Information or Specifications

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Great For Kids (#GreatForKids)

Preferred Climate

Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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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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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted) 6/10

Paulaf1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2040 days 23hrs

Comments: -

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 very surprised that I have harvested 3 granny smith apples over that time.

I have shaped this tree by pulling down the branches so that they are horizontal, and this has also made prunning so much easier......all I have to do is thin out the stragglers and cut the vertical growths by about 2/3rds.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

After Fruiting

Pollination: Cross Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

None so far, but will need to cover fruit from the birds.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted) 9/10

Lorna's Edible Fruits
Update: 2948 days 13hrs

Comments: -

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.

Fruiting Months June

Planted: 2002

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 12 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

None needed.

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Granny Smith

Crookie's Edible Fruits
Update: 2960 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Very happy with Granny, it had nice bursts of growth shortly after planting, and settled in nicely before winter.  I'm expecting spring growth soon.

Planted: 2008

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Pinkabelle?

Pest Control:

I will most likely use exclusion bags, and am preparing the surrounding beds to plant companion ground covers to help deter moths etc.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Does the Pinkabelle cross pollinate the Granny Smith or is it only the other way around?  Do I need a third apple tree?


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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted)

Daisyetta's Edible Fruits
Update: 2215 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Has overcome early setbacks. Yet to flower

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Monthly


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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted)

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 2990 days 23hrs

Comments: -

two apples in first year. MM106 rootstock.

Planted: 2008

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Pinkabelle

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Comments

Jimmy1 says... [2868 days 17hrs ago]
Heapsa flowers this year.
Jimmy1 says... [2812 days 20hrs ago]
Good fruit set.

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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted)

Fay1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2968 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Bought as dwarf, hope so. Trying to espalier, will try picture after pruning, otherwise you will all laugh.

Height 2.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Jonathan


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Apple - Granny Smith

YogiandCheri1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2933 days 15hrs

Comments: -

So delicious and crunchy, sour taste compared to other apples. What's not to love?


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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted) 6/10

Steve1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2906 days 15hrs

Comments: -

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

Fruiting Months May

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pest Control:

None, but codling moth is a problem. I need some chooks...

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted) 8/10

Nelly1's Edible Fruits
Update: 921 days 23hrs

Comments: -

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

 

Planted: 2006

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: lord lambourne, tydeman\'s early

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook, blood

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted) 9/10

KateGreen1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2806 days 20hrs

Comments: -

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

Fruiting Months March, April, May

Planted: 2006

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 15 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Granny Smith, Pinkabelle and Red Delicious

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Charlie Carp

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Just a natural oil when needed and fruit fly traps.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Does anyone else have this problem with the foliage browning off?


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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted)

BJ11_old_address's Edible Fruits
Update: 2217 days 24hrs

Comments: -

Growing quite happily. I am limiting the amount of fruit allowed to set, but the fruit is quite tasty! The time fruit sets does not seem to match when it is cheapest in the shops. Flowers and leaves emerged late October 2010.

As of Jan 2011 Some of the fruit is already the size of a tennis ball ... I imagine they will be huge when mature! Alas, the neighbourhood kids nicked this apple - so I never got to try it.

Apples were tart and tasty. Very little damage from burning or splitting. The plants flower constantly (still flowering in June). Leaves were removed in June 2011 to encourage dormancy.

Fruiting Months March and April

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: golden delicious & pink lady

Pest Control:

self and beneficial predators (any nasties are removed by hand)

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Apple - Granny Smith 7/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2641 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Present from Kids

Planted: 2010

Height 45 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Apple - Granny Smith

Daisy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2630 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Planted almost 2 yrs, weed when needed, apply organic matter 2-3 times a year

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Pest Control:

Not needed

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Granny Smith

Itdepends1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1927 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Dwarf variety planted last year to provide cross pollination for pinkabelle. No fruit yet

Update 2012 fruiting the last two years- tree is growing slowly- partly because it's planted in the lawn. All my experience has shown the competition from planting fruit trees in lawn is pretty high. Much better off planting them in a permanent or temporary garden/cleared area. Once the trees are a couple of years old you can let the lawn regrow but in the early years the trees need less competition to allow them to establish quickly.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted)

Speedy's Edible Fruits
Update: 2575 days 11hrs

Comments: -

scion grafted (2010) to 'Johnathan' tree as multigraft

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted) 10/10

Di8's Edible Fruits
Update: 1066 days 15hrs

Comments: - Beautiful blossoms and fruit on the tress at the same time.

Planted: 2008

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: I plant nasturtiums at its base and hope for the best. This year will also try spraying with garlic juice. Insects less of a problem than birds which eat half an apple and leave the rest

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted) 8/10

BJ11's Edible Fruits
Update: 64 days 2hrs

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

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: Chicken patrol

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Apple - Granny Smith (Grafted) 5/10

Charlesstillcantspell1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2750 days 24hrs

Comments: -

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 propagated by Maria Ann Smith (n%uFFFDe Sherwood, b. 1799, d. 9 March 1870), from whom comes the name.[1] It is thought to be a seed from Malus sylvestris, the European Wild Apple, with the domestic apple M. domestica as the polleniser, which would make it a hybrid.

Granny Smith apples are light green in colour. They are crisp, juicy, tart apples which are excellent for eating raw and cooking. They are favoured for salads because the slices do not brown as quickly as other varieties. They also tend to have a harder texture than other green apples.

This cultivar needs fewer winter chill hours and a longer growing season to mature the fruit, so it is favoured for the milder areas of the apple growing regions.

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Pinkabell

Fertiliser or Organics Used: BnB,Manure,SulfofPotash

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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