The Granny Smith apple tree produces a medium sized, bright green, firm apple. One bite into this tart apple will have your taste buds tingling and your tummy begging for more. Not only is the Granny Smith known as one of the best eating apples, it is also widely used in baking, sauces, and preserves. In fact this variety is the top choice for apple pies. You can even elevate the flavor of salads and sandwiches with this bold, crisp apple.
The Granny Smith apple tree leaps to life with pretty white blooms in spring, bestowing the promise of ripe fruit to enjoy by October. This tree thrives in full to part sun and moist, well-drained soil. The mature size of this tree is 15 to 20 feet tall and about 15 feet wide. The Granny Smith is self-fertile so you only need one tree to enjoy plenty of fruit for your family. However, to ensure that the highest quality and quantities of fruit are produced pair your Granny Smith with Gala, Golden or Red Delicious, Fuji, Honeycrisp, or a Profusion Crabapple tree.
Apple trees are lovely in the landscape. Use them like you would any other flowering tree! They offer an attractive look, blooms, AND a healthy snack! What more could you want? Use as a specimen or focal tree in your yard, garden, or even a large mixed bed. Apple trees look gorgeous lining a long driveway or on either side of a short one.
Apples are high in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins A and C. It is a snack that everyone in the family can enjoy. With an abundance of apples produced year after year, the Granny Smith Apple tree is the ultimate giving tree. Due to its rich, tart flavor and crisp texture, it is a great eating and cooking apple. Get your baking pan and canning jars ready because the Granny Smith apple tree can be yours today!
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, CA, ID, OR|
|Indoor/Patio Hardiness Zones||6, 7, 8, 9|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Mature Height||15-20 Feet|
|Mature Width||15-20 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Malus 'Granny Smith'|
Questions and Answers
How To Care for your new Granny Smith Apple Tree
When planting your Granny Smith Apple tree be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid freezing temperatures and extreme heat you can plant your apple tree almost any time of the year.
Apple trees thrive in full to part sun and well drained soil. Water deeply when planting and twice weekly for 3 months while your tree is establishing. For the first year, we recommend watering deeply once weekly in spring and summer and once monthly in fall in winter after the establishment period. After the first year you will only need to water during dry spells. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is recommended especially with newly planted trees. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a balanced, slow release fertilizer like the one we carry here. Prune your apple in late winter to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale, Aphids, Mites, and Apple Maggots are insects that can affect Apple trees. You can treat the scale, mites, and aphids naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Apple Maggot can be treated simply with traps you can purchase at any garden center. Apple trees can encounter fungal issues. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests. It can be effective, but the entire tree must be coated in order for this method to be effective.
Landscape Ideas for your Granny Smith Apple Tree
Apple trees are lovely in the landscape. Use them like you would any other flowering tree! They offer an attractive look, blooms, AND a healthy snack! Use as a specimen or focal tree in your yard, garden, or even a large mixed bed. Apple trees look gorgeous lining a long driveway or on either side of a short one. Plant your Granny Smith apple tree at least 15 feet from other trees or your home to give it plenty of space to thrive.
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.
Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil. Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.
Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.
Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.
Finish up by mulching around your new plant. Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.
Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.
Shipping and Delivery
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