Granny Smith AppleMalus x domestica 'Granny Smith'
Granny Smith, considerd by many to be one of the best cooking Apples, has medium-sized fruit with a dark to pale green skin with distinctive whitish dots. Crisp, tart and juicy with a good balance of acids and sugars, it ripens in late September or October. As this cultivar requires fewer winter chill hours and a longer growing season to mature the fruit, it is favored in the milder areas of Apple growing regions.
5 - 8
Requires regular watering.
Reaches 12 to 16 feet tall and 10 to 14 feet wide.
Requires at least six hours of sunlight each day. To encourage the most fruit production, prune regularly for proper branching.
Granny Smith originated in Australia in 1868, but was not introduced to America until the early 1970's.