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Apple 'Granny Smith'

Malus domestica 'Granny Smith'

Also known as

Apple, Appel (Afr.)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


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  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Granny Smith trees flower in Spring and are harvested in late Summer to Autumn.

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Apple 'Granny Smith' Overview

Malus 'Granny Smith' is more commonly known by their fruits, Granny Smith Apples. Apple trees are deciduous and require long cold winters. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock, varieties and cross pollinators. Malus 'Granny Smith' apples are green with crisp white flesh and slightly acidic to taste, making it perfect for baking and apple jelly. In 2013 the United States Postal Service issued a set of four 33¢ stamps commemorating apples, including the 'Granny Smith' as well as 'Baldwin', 'Golden Delicious', and 'Northern Spy' cultivars.

Common problems with Apple 'Granny Smith'

While young, bolworm attacks growth tips making tree training tricky. Fruit suffer from fruitfly,codling moth and fusi. Practise good orchard hygiene by harvesting all fruit when ripe and remove fallen fruits or windfall. Thin fruit to prevent small fruit!

Apple 'Granny Smith' Companion Plants

Other cultivars of apple is necessary for cross-pollination.

How to propagate Apple 'Granny Smith'


Graft or bud cultivar on seedlings or rootstock.


Sowing time in Winter; Germination time about 3 months - the seed eed cold stratification to sprout.

Special features of Apple 'Granny Smith'

Crop rotation

Replant disease hinder growth of newly planted apple trees planted on old apple orchard soil.

Attracts useful insects

applea are self-infertile and need cross-pollinating.

Hedge plant

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Attractive leaves

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