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Granny Smith Apple Tree

Granny Smith Apple Tree

Renowned Tart Green Apple

Semi-dwarf on M111 rootstock.

  • Growing Zones: 5 to 8.
  • Chill Requirements: 400-600
  • Bloom Time: Mid to Late Spring
  • Approximate Harvesting Dates: Late fall
  • Looks: The apples are bright green with a tart flavor and can grow to a large size.
  • Personality: Known for their hardiness, adaptability, and their resistance to various diseases.
  • Facts of Note: Granny Smith Apples are excellent for cooking, baking, and eating fresh. They are rich in antioxidants and fiber.
  • Pollinator Requirement: While Granny Smith trees are partially self-pollinating, they yield better with cross-pollination from another apple variety nearby.
  • Ideal Soil Temperatures: Best grown in well-draining soil with temperatures around 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C).
  • Planting Depths: Plant trees with the graft union above the soil line.
  • Germination Periods: Apples are usually grown from grafted trees rather than seeds.
  • Height at Maturity: Granny Smith Apple Trees can reach heights of about 12 to 15 feet (3.7 to 4.6 meters).
  • Days to Maturity: After planting, it takes about 5 to 7 years for the tree to reach maturity and produce a significant crop.
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun 
  • Spacing After Thinning: Thinning apple fruits to proper spacing, generally 6 to 8 inches apart, encourages larger, healthier fruit development.

Granny Smith Apple Tree

Growing Granny Smith apples is an enriching journey for any orchard enthusiast. Renowned for their tartness and crispness, these apples have charmed taste buds worldwide and become a staple in various culinary delights. Here's a comprehensive guide to cultivating Granny Smith apples and nurturing a thriving orchard.

 

Granny Smith apples, originating from Australia in the mid-1800s, are known for their large size and solid green appearance. Cooler nights during growth induce a striking red blush on the skin.

 

Diverse Uses and Culinary Delights: 

Granny Smith apples offer a spectrum of uses in the culinary world. Their tartness beautifully balances sweet dishes, making them a versatile ingredient in pies, crisps, and sauces. They're also a popular choice for salads, adding a refreshing tang to the mix. Moreover, their crisp texture and longevity make them an ideal candidate for preserving and canning.

 

Challenges and Rewards: 

Cultivating Granny Smith apples demands patience and attention. Issues like pests, diseases, and climatic factors may pose challenges. However, the reward lies in the joy of nurturing a thriving orchard and reaping the bounty of tart, flavorful apples.

In conclusion, growing Granny Smith apples is a gratifying journey. From planting and nurturing young trees to enjoying the harvest of tart and versatile apples, the process is both rewarding and fulfilling. Embrace the nuances of orchard care and relish the joys of cultivating these iconic apples.

  • Zones: 3-9

  • Chill hours: 400-800
  • Bloom Time: Late (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • 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: This has become one of the most popular late season apples grown world wide. Thank Australian Maria Ann "Granny" Smith for bringing us this favorite apple back in the mid-1800s. It's much loved for its firm, crisp, juicy and tart flesh that is ideal for fresh eating or in cooking. It has a long harvest period beginning in late September when it is harvested bright green for holiday pies or let it hang on the tree and develop its yellow blush through October and November and the sweetness of this fine fresh eating apple come alive. Really a early winter apple the Granny Smiths great unique flavor is realized closer to Christmas when the apples will often hang until after leaf drop. The Granny Smith apple stores well for long periods, and has become the traditional apple used for pies. Fruits in 2 years.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful and a good pollenizer for other varieties.

Check out our other varieties as well: honey crisp, fuji, gala, granny smith, constant harvest, golden delicious, anna, dwarf fuji, and many more... 

 

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

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Description

Semi-dwarf on M111 rootstock.

  • Growing Zones: 5 to 8.
  • Chill Requirements: 400-600
  • Bloom Time: Mid to Late Spring
  • Approximate Harvesting Dates: Late fall
  • Looks: The apples are bright green with a tart flavor and can grow to a large size.
  • Personality: Known for their hardiness, adaptability, and their resistance to various diseases.
  • Facts of Note: Granny Smith Apples are excellent for cooking, baking, and eating fresh. They are rich in antioxidants and fiber.
  • Pollinator Requirement: While Granny Smith trees are partially self-pollinating, they yield better with cross-pollination from another apple variety nearby.
  • Ideal Soil Temperatures: Best grown in well-draining soil with temperatures around 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C).
  • Planting Depths: Plant trees with the graft union above the soil line.
  • Germination Periods: Apples are usually grown from grafted trees rather than seeds.
  • Height at Maturity: Granny Smith Apple Trees can reach heights of about 12 to 15 feet (3.7 to 4.6 meters).
  • Days to Maturity: After planting, it takes about 5 to 7 years for the tree to reach maturity and produce a significant crop.
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun 
  • Spacing After Thinning: Thinning apple fruits to proper spacing, generally 6 to 8 inches apart, encourages larger, healthier fruit development.

Granny Smith Apple Tree

Growing Granny Smith apples is an enriching journey for any orchard enthusiast. Renowned for their tartness and crispness, these apples have charmed taste buds worldwide and become a staple in various culinary delights. Here's a comprehensive guide to cultivating Granny Smith apples and nurturing a thriving orchard.

 

Granny Smith apples, originating from Australia in the mid-1800s, are known for their large size and solid green appearance. Cooler nights during growth induce a striking red blush on the skin.

 

Diverse Uses and Culinary Delights: 

Granny Smith apples offer a spectrum of uses in the culinary world. Their tartness beautifully balances sweet dishes, making them a versatile ingredient in pies, crisps, and sauces. They're also a popular choice for salads, adding a refreshing tang to the mix. Moreover, their crisp texture and longevity make them an ideal candidate for preserving and canning.

 

Challenges and Rewards: 

Cultivating Granny Smith apples demands patience and attention. Issues like pests, diseases, and climatic factors may pose challenges. However, the reward lies in the joy of nurturing a thriving orchard and reaping the bounty of tart, flavorful apples.

In conclusion, growing Granny Smith apples is a gratifying journey. From planting and nurturing young trees to enjoying the harvest of tart and versatile apples, the process is both rewarding and fulfilling. Embrace the nuances of orchard care and relish the joys of cultivating these iconic apples.

  • Zones: 3-9

  • Chill hours: 400-800
  • Bloom Time: Late (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • 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: This has become one of the most popular late season apples grown world wide. Thank Australian Maria Ann "Granny" Smith for bringing us this favorite apple back in the mid-1800s. It's much loved for its firm, crisp, juicy and tart flesh that is ideal for fresh eating or in cooking. It has a long harvest period beginning in late September when it is harvested bright green for holiday pies or let it hang on the tree and develop its yellow blush through October and November and the sweetness of this fine fresh eating apple come alive. Really a early winter apple the Granny Smiths great unique flavor is realized closer to Christmas when the apples will often hang until after leaf drop. The Granny Smith apple stores well for long periods, and has become the traditional apple used for pies. Fruits in 2 years.
  • Pollination: Self-fruitful and a good pollenizer for other varieties.

Check out our other varieties as well: honey crisp, fuji, gala, granny smith, constant harvest, golden delicious, anna, dwarf fuji, and many more... 

 

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

Apples 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 self-fertile, which means that the variety is pollinated by itself, and is a great pollenizer for different varieties of the same fruit. Browse all our apple trees for sale.

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 via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 5.0 lb

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

Features

  • Good Keeper
  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 9
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
Chill Hours Needed : 400-800 hours
Fruit Bearing : Partial Tip
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 2 Years
Tree Size : Semi-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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Customer Reviews

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Carrie Cannon
Perfect!

Arrived in good condition. Are growing well so far! Very happy with both my apple trees!

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Michael Shelley
Beautiful Apple Tree

Despite the fact that I didn't order till early summer.Your plant was so healthy.That it's taken off and it looks as though it's been there for over a year or 2.Thank you so much for the care that you take with your plans.Thanks again Michael

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Suzanna

This tree is growing well

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C
Beautiful Healthy Bareroot trees

These apples were the best looking of those that we ordered - well rounded with decent root balls. They are budding now, April in the Southern Rockies.

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Jodi
Arrived looking good.

Tree looks happy and ready to bud:)

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