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Granny Smith Apple Tree

Granny Smith Apple trees produces acidic fruits that are stored really well after picking.

Granny Smith Apples is a medium to low-chill variety. They start flowering around early October and are ready to harvest towards the end of March.

Apple trees are not self-fertile, requiring a second variety to cross-pollinate it to bear fruit. Golden Delicious is the cross-pollinator.

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Position

For extra winter chilling, apple trees should be planted in full sun, with 6 to 8 hours of sunshine, preferably on the south side of the property. If growing your tree in containers, consider moving it outdoors during winter. Use at least a 50L container if not planting directly into the soil.

Size

Granny Smith Apple trees can grow to 12m in height.

Soil type

This tree will grow well in well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8 to 7. The soil needs to be fertile and moisture retentive. Use good potting soil and compost mix, leaving 10-15cm of roots.

Mulch

Apply a good layer of mulch of about 7-8 centimetres around the base of the tree. This will help keep the soil moist.

Watering

Ensure not to overwater your tree, especially if grown in a container. Watering once or twice a week will be completely sufficient. You might water more during the summer when fruit is on the tree, especially during prolonged dry periods.

Fertilizing

Fertilise using a nitrogen fertiliser and good compost. Use our slow-release nitrogen-rich all plant fertiliser. Apply 1 teaspoon every 4-5 months.

Superfrass is a natural high quality organic growth enhancer and pesticide. Packed with macro-elements (N, P, K) and micro-nutrients (Zn, Cu, etc.), which enable your plants to grow robustly. Plant in Superfrass.

Use our slow-release nitrogen-rich fertiliser, like our all plant fertiliser. Apply 1 teaspoon of our berry fertiliser every 4-5 months.

Pruning

This is usually done during winter when the tree is dormant. Prune the same as you would do a full-size fruit tree, removing damaged or diseased branches and ones that grow to the centre of the tree.

Staking

Dwarf trees use rootstock with a very small root system as they will need support, especially during fruiting. Tying them to a stake in order to secure the rootstock is deemed necessary.

Pollination

Self-fertile but will perform better with a different variety. Cross pollinate with any other variety.

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 150 cm
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