> Granny Smith Apple Tree
Smith Apple Tree
of the most commonly requested types of apple tree is the granny
smith apple tree. The granny smith apple tree produces fruit
that is tart and delicious. The apples from a granny smith apple
tree are unique, in that they do not change in color from green.
Most apples, once mature, will either turn red or yellow, and
sometimes a combination of the two. It is harder to tell a mature
granny smith apple from a younger one, in that they are both
fruit produced by a granny smith apple tree is an all-purpose
apple with green skin and firm crisp flesh. The fruit can
be eaten straight off the tree, or cooked in a variety of
fashions. The flesh of a granny smith apple will remain crisp
for longer than many other breeds once the apple has been
cut. The granny smith apple tree is believed to have originally
come from the seed of a French crab apple.
smith apple trees are not self-pollinating. This means that
another type of apple tree is needed in order for the granny
smith apple tree to produce fruit. Like most other apple trees,
the pollinating tree used with a granny smith does not really
matter that much. As long as the pollen is fertile, nearly
any apple tree will be able to pollinate a granny smith apple
tree and create delicious fruit.
smith apple trees are hardy in zones six through eight, and
require a good deal of sunlight. When pruned and cared for
properly, a granny smith apple tree will grow for over fifty
years. Granny smith apple trees do not require very much support,
as they are typically able to support their own weight. In
the semi-dwarf state, granny smith apple trees will grow to
fourteen feet high.