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Granny Smith AppleMalus domestica

  • Granny Smith Apple
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.

  • Produces a medium to large green apple with white specks and firm, creamy white flesh
  • Yields ripe fruit typically between August and September
  • Bears fruit in 3–5 years
  • Can be pollinated with red delicious, fuji, red Jonathan, gala, and suncrisp
  • Will be delivered in a 4" pot at a height of 1'–3'

Hardiness Zones

The granny smith apple can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 5–9. View Map

Tree Type

Growth Speed Medium Growth Rate

This tree grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24" per year.

Sun Preference


There really was a Granny Smith. This apple tree originated in Australia, sprouting from apple cores discarded by a Mrs. Smith who discovered this new variety in 1868.