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Granny Smith Apple

Malus x domestica 'Granny Smith'

Pronunciation: MAY-lus doh-MESS-tik-a
SKU #06105

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Description One of the best cooking apples, Granny Smith has crisp, tart and juicy fruit with a good balance of acids and sugars. Medium-sized apples have pale to medium green skin with distinctive whitish dots. Requiring only 400 to 500 winter chill hours, and a longer season to ripen, this variety is favored in mild winter areas. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established water during dry spells.
Blooms Spring flowers, followed by fall fruit.
Mature Size Fast growing, semi-dwarf tree; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Fall Color, Showy Fruit, Edible, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Container, Espalier
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Salvia (Salvia); Yarrow (Achillea)
Care Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Apply fertilizer in early spring. Prune as needed to remove dead wood and to maintain desired size and shape. Thin heavy crops in late spring to prevent damage from overbearing.

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