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Dwarf Granny Smith Apple Tree

Dwarf Granny Smith Apple Tree

Great Apple for Pies

Dwarf on either Geneva 969 rootstock.

  • Zones: 6-9
  • Chill hours: 400
  • Harvest: October 10 - November 10
  • Looks: Large, solid green apple. If exposed to cool nights during the growing season it can get a red blush.
  • Personality: Very crisp and tart. Sharp flavor. Famous all-purpose apple.
  • Facts of note: Excellent keeper. Prolonged bloom, requires long summer, loves a hot climate. Most famous Australian apple variety. Found by Maria Smith as a chance seedling in a compost pile in the 1860's. It is said that the apple grows much sweeter and mellower if left on the tree until leaf drop.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful.

Dwarf Granny Smith Apple Tree: A Crisp and Tart Delight

The Dwarf Granny Smith Apple tree is a cultivar known for its distinctively crisp, tart apples that have become a favorite in kitchens and orchards around the world.

Taste and Culinary Uses

One of the defining features of the Granny Smith Apple is its mouth-puckering tartness, which makes it stand out from other apple varieties. The fruit is known for its bright green skin, and when ripe, it offers a pleasing combination of sour and sweet flavors. Its flesh is firm and crisp, providing a satisfying crunch with every bite. The tartness mellows as the apple ripens, making it perfect for various culinary applications.

Granny Smith apples are versatile in the kitchen. They are excellent for fresh consumption, as their tangy flavor adds a refreshing element to salads and fruit bowls. Their firm texture also makes them ideal for baking, as they hold their shape well in pies, tarts, and crisps. Additionally, Granny Smith apples are commonly used in making applesauce, cider, and even in savory dishes like stuffing or alongside roasted meats.

Dwarf Growth Habit

The Dwarf Granny Smith Apple tree is known for its compact growth habit, making it an excellent choice for small gardens, patios, or even container planting. Typically reaching a height of about 8 to 10 feet, this dwarf variety is perfect for those with limited space. Its compact size also makes it easier to maintain, prune, and harvest without the need for ladders or extensive equipment.

Appearance and Blossoms

The Granny Smith Apple tree has a distinctive appearance that sets it apart from other apple trees. Its branches are adorned with dark green leaves that provide a lush backdrop for the bright green apples. The tree produces fragrant white blossoms in the spring, creating a visually striking contrast with its vibrant green fruit.

Unique Characteristics

Beyond its taste and appearance, the Dwarf Granny Smith Apple tree has several unique characteristics that make it a valuable addition to any orchard or garden:

  1. Long Storage Life: Granny Smith apples are renowned for their ability to store well. When kept in cool, dry conditions, they can last for several months, allowing you to enjoy their tart goodness long after harvest.

  2. Late Season Harvest: These apples are typically ready for harvest in late autumn, making them a perfect choice for extending your apple season. While many apple varieties are harvested earlier in the year, the Granny Smith variety offers a late-season treat.

  3. Disease Resistance: This apple tree exhibits good resistance to common apple diseases, such as apple scab, which can be a significant concern for apple growers.

  4. Pollination Partner: While Granny Smith apples are self-fertile, planting them alongside other apple varieties can enhance pollination and potentially increase fruit production in your orchard.

The Dwarf Granny Smith Apple tree is prized for its unique combination of tartness, crispness, and versatility in the kitchen. Its dwarf growth habit, attractive appearance, and remarkable characteristics make it a favorite among apple enthusiasts and home gardeners alike. Whether you have limited space or simply want to enjoy the distinct flavor of Granny Smith apples, this tree is a delightful addition to any garden or orchard.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

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Description

Dwarf on either Geneva 969 rootstock.

  • Zones: 6-9
  • Chill hours: 400
  • Harvest: October 10 - November 10
  • Looks: Large, solid green apple. If exposed to cool nights during the growing season it can get a red blush.
  • Personality: Very crisp and tart. Sharp flavor. Famous all-purpose apple.
  • Facts of note: Excellent keeper. Prolonged bloom, requires long summer, loves a hot climate. Most famous Australian apple variety. Found by Maria Smith as a chance seedling in a compost pile in the 1860's. It is said that the apple grows much sweeter and mellower if left on the tree until leaf drop.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful.

Dwarf Granny Smith Apple Tree: A Crisp and Tart Delight

The Dwarf Granny Smith Apple tree is a cultivar known for its distinctively crisp, tart apples that have become a favorite in kitchens and orchards around the world.

Taste and Culinary Uses

One of the defining features of the Granny Smith Apple is its mouth-puckering tartness, which makes it stand out from other apple varieties. The fruit is known for its bright green skin, and when ripe, it offers a pleasing combination of sour and sweet flavors. Its flesh is firm and crisp, providing a satisfying crunch with every bite. The tartness mellows as the apple ripens, making it perfect for various culinary applications.

Granny Smith apples are versatile in the kitchen. They are excellent for fresh consumption, as their tangy flavor adds a refreshing element to salads and fruit bowls. Their firm texture also makes them ideal for baking, as they hold their shape well in pies, tarts, and crisps. Additionally, Granny Smith apples are commonly used in making applesauce, cider, and even in savory dishes like stuffing or alongside roasted meats.

Dwarf Growth Habit

The Dwarf Granny Smith Apple tree is known for its compact growth habit, making it an excellent choice for small gardens, patios, or even container planting. Typically reaching a height of about 8 to 10 feet, this dwarf variety is perfect for those with limited space. Its compact size also makes it easier to maintain, prune, and harvest without the need for ladders or extensive equipment.

Appearance and Blossoms

The Granny Smith Apple tree has a distinctive appearance that sets it apart from other apple trees. Its branches are adorned with dark green leaves that provide a lush backdrop for the bright green apples. The tree produces fragrant white blossoms in the spring, creating a visually striking contrast with its vibrant green fruit.

Unique Characteristics

Beyond its taste and appearance, the Dwarf Granny Smith Apple tree has several unique characteristics that make it a valuable addition to any orchard or garden:

  1. Long Storage Life: Granny Smith apples are renowned for their ability to store well. When kept in cool, dry conditions, they can last for several months, allowing you to enjoy their tart goodness long after harvest.

  2. Late Season Harvest: These apples are typically ready for harvest in late autumn, making them a perfect choice for extending your apple season. While many apple varieties are harvested earlier in the year, the Granny Smith variety offers a late-season treat.

  3. Disease Resistance: This apple tree exhibits good resistance to common apple diseases, such as apple scab, which can be a significant concern for apple growers.

  4. Pollination Partner: While Granny Smith apples are self-fertile, planting them alongside other apple varieties can enhance pollination and potentially increase fruit production in your orchard.

The Dwarf Granny Smith Apple tree is prized for its unique combination of tartness, crispness, and versatility in the kitchen. Its dwarf growth habit, attractive appearance, and remarkable characteristics make it a favorite among apple enthusiasts and home gardeners alike. Whether you have limited space or simply want to enjoy the distinct flavor of Granny Smith apples, this tree is a delightful addition to any garden or orchard.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

Apple trees are generally late blooming. Need full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate fertility. Thin fruit to maximize quality and size. Susceptible to codling moth, apple scab, powdery mildew, and gophers. Generally cross-fertile, which means that the variety is not pollinated by itself, but by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. Harvest 3rd year.

Dwarf apple trees are grafted onto either Geneva 969 or M-27 which are extremely dwarfing rootstocks for apples. M-27 trees are dwarfed to 6-8 ft. and Geneva 969 are dwarfed to 8-10 ft. and are heavier bearing. Both are ideal for high density planting, for small spaces in the garden and are good for container growing. Small root systems and young trees may need staking.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (888) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 5.0 lb

Dimensions: 55.5"L x 7.3"W x 2.75"H

Features

  • Container Compatible
  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 6 - 9
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
Chill Hours Needed : 400
Fruit Bearing : Partial Tip
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 2-3 Years
Tree Size : Dwarf

Planting & Care

Useful Information

Guarantee

Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee

* Claim deadline is June 15th

We guarantee that your dormant tree or plant will arrive in good, viable condition. If your tree arrives in substandard condition, notify us within 3 days of delivery. Please email pictures of the box, inside packaging, the tree and its roots to helpdesk@groworganic.com.  We will investigate your claim and process a request to exchange or refund the damaged product.

If your dormant tree or plant has not grown new leaves by June 15th, you may be eligible for our Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee. This guarantee provides for a store credit for the purchase price of the tree, excluding shipping. Please see the Instructions below.

Important Dates:

  • April 1st Dormant trees/plants must be planted in the ground
  • May 15th Perform scratch test, if no new leaves have grown
  • June 15th Deadline to apply for a dormant tree/plant credit

All required documentation must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. Claims or documentation received after June 15th will be denied, without exception. Instructions listed below

Terms and Conditions

We cannot guarantee that your tree or plant will remain alive and healthy after it is received, or bear fruit as there are too many variables in your environment that are beyond our control (i.e. soil preparation, weed and pest control, proper irrigation, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your growing zone, proper choice of pollinator, extreme weather, rodent damage, disease, etc.). 

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a replacement tree/plant of the same species either that same growing season or in future years. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees associated with replacement trees and plants. 

If we determine that the tree you purchased directly from us is not viable, we will issue you a store credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of the affected dormant tree or plant. Shipping is not included in the dormant tree/plant guarantee. Store credits can be used to purchase any product we sell and are valid for use only until July 1st of the following year.

Historically, 98% of our dormant trees and plants grow and thrive when they have been cared for and planted using our growing guides. Dormant trees and plants must be planted in the ground by April 1st in order to be eligible for credit. If the ground in your area is still frozen solid, you may temporarily plant your tree or plant in a pot. 

Potted, non-dormant trees or plants are excluded from this guarantee as they are not dormant at the time of shipment. Evergreen trees such as citrus, avocado and olive trees are not available for credit under the Dormant Tree and Plant Guarantee. 

Instructions

We guarantee that your dormant fruit tree or plant will leaf out, if you care for it according to our growing guides. In the unlikely event that your dormant tree or plant does not have leaves by May 15th, follow these simple steps to apply for a store credit:

Before you call or email, please perform a “scratch test” to determine if the tree or plant is still alive. This video shows how to check for live tissue under the bark. Scratch tests need to be done a few inches above and below the graft. 

Green Cambium Layer / Living Trees

If the cambium layer under the bark is green, give your tree a little more time. It is still alive, but hasn’t come out of dormancy yet. Check to make sure that it is getting the right amount of deep root water, enough sunlight and that the weather is warm enough for that type of tree/plant to come out of dormancy. Every tree has its own personality and will come out of dormancy at different times. Be sure to submit the required documentation listed below by June 15th, if it doesn’t grow leaves.

Brown Cambium Layer / Dead Trees

If the scratch test shows a brown cambium layer or if your dormant tree/plant doesn’t have leaves by June 1st, please email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com. All required documentation listed below must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. To be considered for the guarantee claim, all required documentation must be received by June 15th.  Incomplete submissions will be denied.

Required Documentation

  1. Order number
  2. Name of dormant tree/plant and the quantity affected
  3. Photos of each tree or plant showing: 
    1. The roots (tree or plant must be pulled out of the ground)
    2. The scratch test areas
    3. The entire tree/plant

We reserve the right to not issue credit for items that have already been replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

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