Dwarf Apple - Granny Smith

Malus domestica

A display of Granny smith apples in Australian fruit shops

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The Dwarf Granny Smith apple tree 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. Perform best in cooler regions.
Other Names: Malus pumila

$39.00 ($39.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Dwarf 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, Yes (Often below -2)

Amount of leaves in Winter? No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Semi Dwarf (2/3 Normal Size), Can be pruned to 2m

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 Dwarf Apple - Granny Smith

You will need to cross pollinate with another High Chill Apple variety for fruit set

Dwarf Apple - Red Delicious

$39.00 ($39.00-$46.95 choose a size)

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/ temperate regions with approximately 600 chill hours. Usually ripens in February and stores well.

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

$39.00 ($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.

Dwarf Apple - Granny Smith Reviews & Tips

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Aaron Siemienow1
★★★★ 3y ago

GEROGERY, NSW, Australia

Will get to sample the fruit this year. no issues so far.

★★★★ 5y ago

BEAUMONT, NSW, Australia

Cooking and cross pollination.

Dimity Cottage1
★★★★ 5y ago


Just love the fruit of the Granny Smith

Doicee 1
★★★★ 6y ago


I prefer eating this over a pink lady apple any day. Not only they're more juicier but their flesh has a better texture with more of a crisp crunch. We ended up purchasing this after we found out that one of our fruit trees wasn't a green apple tree b...

★★★★★ 6y ago


I bought the book "Growing Apples in the Tropics" by Kevin Hauser from Kufflel Creek Nursery where he advocates that it is   possible to obtain decent apple crops from varieties that have chill hours above those accepted as low chill varieties and tha...

Loves Fruit Trees
★★★★ 6y ago


Granny Smiths are old fashioned I know. Did you hear they are a great companion for Pink Ladies and Pinkabelle? It's true. They are crisp and tangy for fruit salads and also give a pleasing twist to a home made Vege Juice with Carrot and Celery. You ca...

★★ 7y ago


Dwarf Granny Smith Apple. I want it for its cooking apples and as a pollinator. So far its growth has indeed been moderate however it is still in a small pot. One point of concern is upward curling leaves. hasn't affected the fruit set as I just today ...

★★ 7y ago


Great pollinator for other varities.Raising as a Stepover apple

★★★ 10y ago

sydney, nsw, australia

hasnt fruited yet

★★★ 11y ago

Riverstone, NSW, Australia

I planted it because its an iconic australian apple as well as it makes great apple pies!

★★★ 12y ago

Lane Cove West, NSW, Australia

Training to form a Horizontal Palmette with central cordon (espalier)

★★★ 12y ago

Rathmines, NSW, Australia

has flowered each year but pinkabelle I had died during winter so granny did not have a pollinator.  A new apple tree has sprung up where the pinkabelle was - hopefully another pinkabelle but did not flower this year (it's first year), but for some ...

★★★★★ 12y ago

Upper Ferntree Gully, VIC, Australia

Kept to 2.5 metres high by summer & winter pruning, if it is a dwarf it's the tallest in the world!A lovely, hardy, prolific tree, it produced a fabulous crop two years after it was planted.  It grows vigorously in Spring and Summer, so we keep it pru...

★★★ 12y ago

Warner, QLD, Australia

Not having any luck growing any of the tropical apples

★★★ 12y ago

Mentone, VIC, Australia

Another victim of the Extreme hot weather - now just a stick....

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