Granny Smith apple tree is one of best known antiques from Australia. Discovered by Maria Ann Smith back in 1868, who propagated the cultivar from a chance seedling discovered near their creek. The Granny Smith apple is thought to be a seedling from a waste pile of French Crab apples. Grass green, crisp and tart, and an excellent keeper. Moderately sweet, snappy flavor. Superb eating and cooking qualities, never gets mushy when baked. Granny Smith apple trees require a very long season to fully ripen, holds well in heat. A great alternative to consider is Newtown Pippin if growing season is shorter. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Granny Smith apple trees for sale.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.