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Fruit tree comparison - Granny Smith
Apple trees

Granny Smith

Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Good
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Average growth
Precocity? Precocious
Bearing regularity? Biennial tendency
Fruit bearing? Partial tip-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Very late
Use / keeping? 3 months or more
Flavour quality? Good
Flavour style Sharper
Cooking result Keeps shape

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Overall disease resistance? Average


Country of origin Australia
Period of origin 1850 - 1899
Fruit colour Green
Blossom colour Pink - light
Leaf colour Green