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Apples: Malus domestica 'Granny Smith'

Botanical name: Malus domestica 'Granny Smith'

Common name: apple

also known as (semi-dwarf apple)

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Planted
1
time

Sprite
created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 6a thru 9b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
deciduous
Category:   
Attributes:

bee attracting, edible

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description for "Apples: Malus domestica 'Granny Smith'"

Semi-dwarf 'Granny Smith' is a glorious tree, with handsome supermarket-size (up to 3-inch diameter) apples. Pure, grass green skin shines like peened metal. Crisp white flesh sometimes has a hint of citron. So good, English folks import Grannys all the way from Australia and New Zealand, which tells you how well this apple keeps its flavor in storage. These stay fresh in cold storage way through winter and spring. Ripens late October to early November. Green skin may develop a red cheek in cooler climates. Compact but spreading. Resists cedar apple rust. Pollinate with 'Stark Blushing Golden,' 'Starkrimson Red Delicious,' 'Starkspur Red Rome Beauty,' 'Cortland', 'McIntosh,' 'Stark Golden Delicious,' or 'Starkspur Golden Delicious' in Zone 9. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

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