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Malus 'Granny Smith' Malus 'Granny Smith'

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Malus 'Granny Smith'

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  • Sweet/tart,
  • Firm/Crisp,
  • Mid October,
Common Name:Apple
Plant Type:Edible
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 What is my zone?
Height:15 - 15 Feet
Spread:15 - 15 Feet
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Blooms On:This Year's Growth
Flower Color:Green Shades

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(Apple Tree) Nothing says fresh like picking Granny Smith apples from your own trees. Not tart, but sweet and crisp best describe the flavor of the Granny Smith Apple. The fruit is medium to large in size and has hard, yellow changing to green skin with juicy flesh. Best known for pies, Granny Smith is also great in salads and sauces. Because these green apples have higher acid content, they take longer to go brown once cut. This tree is a good selection for both northern and southern gardeners. You can expect your fruit to ripen in August through September depending on the season and your location. Granny Smith Apples are adaptable to many soil types as long as they are planted in well-drained soil and receive at least 6 hours of sun. We do not recommend planting at the bottom of a hill or in a valley as temperatures may get colder in these locations. Granny Smith Apples are considered self-fruitful meaning that the tree has both male and female flowers that can pollinate itself. HOWEVER, we recommend planting compatible trees to help establish well developed fruit and to pollinate to increase fruit yield. Granny Smith trees can grow 10-15 foot tall and wide. We recommend trimming and shaping your tree for the first 2-3 years to encourage better branching and structure. Once a good structure is obtained, we recommend pruning your tree in the late fall to encourage more branching creating more buds. Generally it takes 2-5 years to start fruiting. Requires 500-600 chill hours.
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Malus 'Granny Smith'

Common Name Apple
USDA Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Type Edible
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moderate
Flower Color Green Shades
Attributes Deciduous, Fragrant
Blooms On This Year's Growth
Season of Interest (Flowering) Early Spring, Late Spring or Early Summer
Edible Type Fruit
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