Granny Smith Apple Trees – Malus Domestica Granny Smith


Granny Smith apple trees, scientifically known as Malus Domestica ‘Granny Smith’, are globally recognised for their vibrant green apples. While originating from Australia, these apple trees have successfully adapted to the UK climate, standing out among their counterparts with their unique features.


Granny Smith Apple Trees – Malus Domestica ‘Granny Smith’

Granny Smith apple trees, scientifically known as Malus Domestica ‘Granny Smith’, are globally recognised for their vibrant green apples. While originating from Australia, these apple trees have successfully adapted to the UK climate, standing out among their counterparts with their unique features.

Distinctive Features

The Granny Smith apple tree stands apart from other trees commonly found in England due to its world-renowned, tart, green apples. Recognised for their crisp texture and tangy flavour, these apples are not only delicious eaten fresh but also excellent for cooking and baking.

Ideal for British Garden Design

Granny Smith apple trees can add an exotic touch to British garden design. They bloom slightly later than other varieties, extending the flowering season in the garden. The blossoms are pink in bud, turning white upon full bloom, offering a beautiful contrast to their fresh, green foliage. In the autumn, the bold green apples create a delightful visual interest against the backdrop of falling leaves.

Given enough space to grow, Granny Smith apple trees can reach a height of 6-9 metres, suitable for medium to large gardens. Their relatively broad canopy also provides good shade during sunny summer days.

Benefit to Wildlife

Like many apple trees, Granny Smith trees provide considerable benefits to local wildlife. Their blossoms attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies in spring, while the fallen apples serve as a food source for birds and other wildlife during the autumn and winter months.

Growth and Lifespan

Granny Smith apple trees show moderate to vigorous growth rates, with typical height increases of 30-60cm per year. With appropriate care and favourable conditions, these trees can live and remain productive for several decades, ensuring a lasting legacy in your garden.

Flowering, Fruit, and Reproduction

Granny Smith apple trees flower in late spring, extending the apple blossom season in your garden. The flowers are a beautiful sight, with their white petals and delicate pink buds. As for reproduction, Granny Smith apple trees are partially self-fertile. While they can produce fruit on their own, the presence of a different apple variety nearby for cross-pollination will enhance fruit production.

The apples are medium to large, round, and have a distinct bright green skin, even when ripe. They are famous for their crisp, juicy texture and tart, tangy taste. Granny Smith apples typically ripen from mid to late October.

Distribution in the UK

While Granny Smith apple trees are not as commonly found in the UK as other varieties like Cox or Bramley, they have been gaining popularity in recent years due to their unique characteristics. They can be found in private gardens and orchards across the country, particularly in regions with milder climates such as the south and south-east.

In conclusion, Granny Smith apple trees offer an intriguing blend of beauty and bounty, making them an appealing choice for UK gardeners. Whether you appreciate their vibrant green apples, their beautiful blooms, or the shade they provide, these trees are a delightful addition to any garden.


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Water Requirement

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Growth Speed

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