Malus domestica ‘Granny Smith’
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. Yields ripe fruit typically between August and September. Pollinates with Red Delicious, Fuji, Red Jonathan, Gala, and Suncrisp. Bears fruit in 3-5 years.
Type: USDA zone 5-9
Light: Full Sun
Water: Water deeply and regularly; weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.
Size: Medium growth; grows by around 13″–24″ per year to a height of 10′-15′ and a spread of around 8′-12′ at maturity.