Apple
Malus x domestica 'Granny Smith'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Granny Smith
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Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Time:

Early season flowering

Pollination:

Unknown - Tell us

Rootstock Vigor:

Unknown - Tell us

Bearing Habit:

Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:

Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust

Fruit Usage:

Dessert

Cider

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Sylmar, California

Bristol, Connecticut

Morris, Illinois

Barbourville, Kentucky

Independence, Louisiana

Traverse City, Michigan

Cole Camp, Missouri

Springfield, Missouri

Buchanan, Tennessee

Decatur, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jun 11, 2010, beazert from Decatur, TX wrote:

Even with benign neglect, will grow here and produce a few apples but does not seem to like the heavy clay soil, heat, or the high winds (Decatur, TX). Pity, as it's my very favorite apple. Very tart. Keeps extremely well in refrigerator for weeks or even months. Great for eating. Wonderful dehydrated.

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On Nov 27, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Granny Smith is a fine commercial apple originating in Australia in 1868. It is one of the few all-green apples that have gained popularity in the American market. It is a good keeper and considered by many to be one of the best cooking apples, making excellent applesauce and apple juice. The fruit is medium sized with a dark to pale green skin with distinctive whitish dots. Crisp, firm, and juicy with a good balance of acids and sugars. Ripens Late September to October.