Go Back Apple Granny Smith

Malus 'Granny Smith'

Plant Type: Fruit Trees

Developed in Australia in 1868. Very late maturing, late keeping, dual purpose apple. Flesh is hard, crisp and juicy with excellent tart flavor. Fruit is grass green and shiny. Good pollinator for ‘Delicious’ Golden, ‘Delicious’ Red and ‘Jonathan’.

Sometimes called the best apple to cook and bake with, granny smith apples are tart to sweet fruit with a firm, crisp bite. They keep well, freeze well, and are great for fresh eating, baking, and cooking. They are also one of the few apples that don’t brown quickly once cut. Produces a medium to large green apple with white specks and firm, creamy white flesh. Yields ripe fruit typically between August and September. Bears fruit in 3–5 years. Can be pollinated with red delicious, fuji, red Jonathan, gala, and suncrisp.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Foliage Color


Plant Spread

Varies depending upon culture.

Good Companions

Plant Height

Varies depending upon culture.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

well drained

Characteristics & Attributes


Very crisp and tart.

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance


Full sun.

Growth Rate

13-24" per year.

Seasonal Interests