Granny Smith Apple Tree
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Granny Smith Apple Tree
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Spacing: 12-15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
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Granny Smith Apple
Malus domestica 'Granny Smith'
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The refreshing tartness of a crisp Granny Smith apple from your own tree will add zing to your fall salads and make for bold and lively snacking out of hand. Of course, this classic cooking apple’s pucker power can be tamed with sugar—Granny Smith bakes up into mouth-watering pies, tarts, and turnovers. If you happen to live in an area with a very long growing season, you may even get the chance to taste a Granny Smith apple that has sweetened naturally (something you would never experience with store-bought apples). Given enough frost-free days, the fruit will begin to turn yellow, and the flavor will mellow.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Spacing: 12-15'
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Show more ›
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The Story

The original “Granny Smith” was Maria Ann Smith, an English-born Apple grower who owned a family farm with her husband Thomas near Sydney, Australia. In 1868, Mrs. Smith discovered a seedling Apple Tree on the farm that had popped up where she had previously thrown out cores from French crabapples she’d used for cooking. The new apple was a hit with bakers and apple fans in general, and growers and retailers loved it for its incredibly long shelf life. However, the real Granny Smith never got to know what a sensation her namesake created. She passed away in 1870, just two years after finding the special tree.

The Details

We all know an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but scientists tell us that Granny Smith apples are especially good for us, because they’re particularly high in cancer-fighting antioxidants. They’re also a good source of fiber and low in calories, so you can snack all you want on theseall-natural treats without any guilt.

How to Grow

The Granny Smith Apple Tree can be grown in the home orchard with a bit of know-how. This is an Apple Tree that’s best in regions with long, warm growing seasons. It flowers in mid-season, but the fruits ripen very late. Granny Smith is partially self-fertile, which means that it will setfruit without any other Apple Trees around, but another Apple or Crabapple in the vicinity will greatly improve the harvest. Like all Apple Trees, you’ll want to site it in an area with good air circulation and all-day sun. Granny Smith is highly susceptible to fire blight and powdery mildew. For advice on the safe and effective control of these diseases, please don’t hesitate to consult with our experienced growers at grower@bowerandbranch.com.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 6
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height 12-15' Tall
Avg Mature Width 12-15' Wide
Spacing 12-15'
Growth Rate Moderate
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow/Brown
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring - Late Season
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Time Fall - Late Season
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators Yes
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit Yes
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen No
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Questions & Answers

Q: What other variety of Apple do I need in order to pollinate my Granny Smith?

A: The Granny Smith Apple is compatible with quite a few different varieties - the best being Macoun, Cox's Orange Pippin, Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp and Yellow Delicious

Q: How large will the Granny Smith Apple Tree be when mature?

A: We grow our apples on a semi-dwarfing rootstock (S-M7). This will give you an apple that will grow 12-15’ in height and width before pruning to form. You can expect a substantial harvest in 3 to 5 years using this rootstock.

Size Guide

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Size: A

Size A

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Size A Trees:

5-6’ tall. Grown and shipped in our #7 fruit tree container. You can expect fruiting in your very first year! Pruned for fruit production. The hard work has been done for you, time to enjoy.

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Granny Smith Apple Tree
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