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Dwarf Granny Smith Apple Tree

R625.00

Our dwarf Granny Smith apple trees have been grafted onto dwarf M9 rootstock being very productive and will bear fruit 1 year after planting. They can be planted close together, making it ideal for an apple tree hedge, against a wall, espaliered, or in containers.

These apple trees are self-fertile but will perform better with a different variety, and temperatures below 7 degrees in winter are required

Granny Smith apples have green skin. The texture is crisp and firm with a juicy, sweet, and tarty flavour. The flowers are white blossoms in late September, as the fruit will ripen in late summer (February/March).

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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

Due to the rootstock used, the tree can grow up to 3 metres high with a width of 1 metre  wide. This makes it an ideal tree for any garden.

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.

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 10 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 150 cm
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Height

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