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Granny Smith Apple Tree

Malus 'Granny Smith'


1. Height

  • Ships week of Mar 18
  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    By growing these trees in burlap bags, the roots grow into the cloth, rather than circling around a pot. This forces these trees to put out thousands of fine hair roots. These roots bring moisture and nutrients into the plants. This means you get a tree that will become established quicker and provide you with superior and faster growth.

    These will be the easiest trees you have ever planted! Simply dig your hole, place the Drop 'N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included) then use excess dirt to fill the hole. That's it!

    Drop and Grow Bare Root


2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Planting Mix
Granny Smith Apple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Granny Smith Apple Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-15 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.


Full Sun


12-15 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:

October - November

Fruit Color:


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Malus 'Granny Smith'

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Pick Apples this year- Not in four years!

- Easily grown without pesticides

- Produces fruit in record time

- Adaptable to various types of soil

Granny Smith Apple Trees are fast growing, so you can pick delicious fruit in a fraction of the time.

They ripen in early November, and keep their unique tart flavor through winter and even spring!

Granny Smith Apples can be used for almost anything... meals, snacks, or desserts... and you don't have to wait 3 to 5 years to enjoy your fruit!

The Granny Smith Apple's firm, crisp skin rewards you for biting into it. Its pleasant tart flavor makes it versatile enough to be cooked with almost anything.

Your Granny Smith apple trees have been pruned back to promote more branching. More branches mean more fruit, earlier production, stronger limbs and a healthier tree. Some of our apple trees have already produced apples in our nursery!

Most nurseries sell tall, skinny stems with no branches - these are referred to as "whips". They can take several years to fruit and will generally be less productive when mature.

Our trees are pruned back and trained to develop a branching structure. This process takes more work and an extra year, but the difference you experience is dramatic.

With proper care, you will be able to start picking apples after the first season, or as soon as the first year under optimal conditions.

Granny Smith Apple Tree Pollination

Granny Smith Apple Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

Crabapple Trees also make some of the best pollinators for Fruiting Apple Trees. Because they bloom for a long period of time and produce an abundance of pollen that are compatible with most Fruiting Apple Tree varieties.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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I took a chance and purchased the Granny Smith for my orchard. Shipping was great, it arrived early and nothing was damaged. For the price I was expecting more tree, this looked like something out of a Peanuts ""Charlie Brown"" special. It's puny. After a couple weeks it's still goin strong, if it produces next year I would recommend it, but for the price and them hyping up ""FAST GROWING"" trees may be misleading. If I do get fruit next year I will RATE higher.
January 1, 2013
over 4 years ago
Beautiful tres
I planted 3 in May, 2014. They were beautiful when they came. They didn't get planted 'til they were bone dry, yet all survived.. Two may not survive because of deer predation despite use of deer repellent. So far (it's January) of 30 fruit trees planted these are the only ones attacked by deer. That's not your fault!
January 4, 2015
Warwick, MA
Growing Zone:
Perfect Tree
I waited 2 years to write a review to see how the trees would do. I tended to these trees very little other than pruning. I did get a third pollinator from Home Depot. The difference in the trees are substantial. My pollinator is half the size with more twiggy branches and the lack of pruning when young has made that tree a challenge. It is nice to see the comparison since both were the same size. It was worth it in droves to pay a little extra for my Fast Growing Granny Smiths.

I have had no pest or disease problems. I got the larger trees and I'm glad I did. This year the trees are 12 feet high and loaded with apples. I am thrilled with these beautiful trees!
April 30, 2017
Growing Zone:
Granny Smith
Excellent tree. Growing at at stady pace. Produced apples first year
July 12, 2016
Silver Spring, MD
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Granny Smith Apple Tree
This is the 4th fruit tree from Fast Growing Trees. I planted them all with large holes and good soil, watered when needed, however right away the leaves looked wilty as if
insects were present. I did not see any insects but sprayed the tree and it is finally getting new leaves near the bottom of the tree. We are looking forward to our first harvest of Granny Smith apples.
July 24, 2015
over 2 years ago
Granny Smith Apple Tree
Love my Granny Smith Apple Tree.. Came well packaged.. Very healthy.. Taller and green. Will order again. Have already told my friends and family.. Now they want one..
Love my Granny Smith Apple Tree.. Packaged well.. Very tall and the leaves so green and perfect..
Love my Granny Smith Apple Tree.. Packaged well.. Very tall and the leaves so green and perfect..
May 17, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Granny Smith Apple Trees
The Granny Smith Apple trees came looking great and still look great. The leaves are a very good color and seem to be in good shape. I look forward to enjoying these great apples in the future.
August 28, 2015
Salyersville, KY
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
August 26, 2015
over 2 years ago
exceeded expectations
We received our tree on time and in great condition. It was taller than expected and looked very healthy. We planted it as instructed and it appears to be thriving- lots of leaves.
May 28, 2017
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
It's still to soon to see how it grows. The tree was in veryour good condition when it arrived.
April 19, 2016
Unionville , NY
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Granny Smith Apple Tree

Granny Smith Apple Tree Planting Diretions

The Granny Smith apple (Malus ‘Granny Smith’) is a crisp green apple known for its juicy, tart flavor and fast fruit production. This compact tree is great for small landscapes only maturing to a height of 10-15 feet tall and 10 feet wide, it can grow in many climates from USDA zones 5-8. It can tolerate cold temperatures down to -10 degrees, but requires roughly 400 chill hours, so it will still produce in areas where it gets warm earlier in the season. The Granny Smith flowers later in the season (April to May depending on your location) and fruit is ready for harvest in November. Granny Smith trees are self fertile and can produce fruit with only one tree, but the harvest will be larger if there are other pollinators present (listed below).

Location: Be sure that the location you plan to plant your tree will receive full sun which means at least six hours of direct sun each day. If the area receives more than half a day’s shade then the tree will not perform well. Drainage is essential so if you have an overabundance of clay, some soil amending may be required. The pH range of the soil (for the best results) is 6.0-6.5 and a soil test can determine this easily. Testing kits can be found at your local gardening center to test the acidity of your soil. If the soil is mostly sand then amending peat moss into the sand will help with moisture retention otherwise more frequent irrigation will be needed.

Planting Directions (in ground): Now that you have found your ideal planting location for the Granny Smith apple there are some basic steps for planting the tree. You can raise the acidity of the soil if necessary using lime or wood ash. To lower the pH you can amend sulfur, sphagnum peat or aluminum/iron sulfate into the soil.

1) Make your planting site hole twice the width of the root ball and just as deep.
2) Gently comb your hands over the root ball to free up the roots before planting. Take care not to be to rough with the roots.
3) Place your new Granny Smith apple tree in the hole and be sure it’s straight as you begin to back fill the hole. Tamp down the soil as you fill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming.
4) Water the planting site to settle the soil and then mulch around the base to prevent competing weeds and grasses from growing around the area.
*Tip: Make sure your mulch is not touching the base of the trunk as this can encourage rot and fungus from forming.

Planting Directions (potted tree): Most wouldn’t think you cannot grow an apple tree that isn’t a dwarf variety in a pot. With the Granny Smith apple you can definitely grow a happy, healthy apple tree in a pot! Growing this way will also help maintain the tree at a more manageable height.

1) You will want to start off with a fairly large pot for the apple tree to have enough space to stretch out its root system. A ten gallon or even a fifteen gallon pot will be a good size to start with. Plastic pots may not be a good selection as they can get hot in the sun and aren’t insulated against the cold.
2) Select a well draining, quality potting soil mix to fill the pot.
3) Some light trimming of the roots is encouraged before potting the tree to prevent it from becoming a root bound mess in the pot. Snip the roots so they are about ½ inch from the inside wall of the pot.
4) Be sure you add enough soil to the bottom of the pot so the graft union will be level with the rim of the pot. Fill the pot until there is about a 2 inch space from the rim to the top of the soil.

Watering (in ground): Your Granny Smith apple will benefit from a regular watering habit each week. You may need to water more often in times of extreme heat or drought. The soil surrounding your tree should be moist, but never saturated. Light green leaves can be a sign of over watering, while drooping leaves can be a sign of both over or under watering.

Watering (potted): Water slowly when you irrigate the tree to ensure even moisturizing of the soil. When the tree is in a dormant state, only provide enough water to keep the soil slightly moistened. As soon as you see newer growth coming out of the tree you can water whenever the top 2 inches of the soil feels dry.

Pruning (in ground): Once your tree has become established and is starting to bear fruit, it will need some periodic, moderate pruning. Only prune the tree during times of dormancy making sure to remove any vigorous, upright stems which are quite common in the upper portion of the tree. Weak, damaged or dead branches should also be removed. Low hanging, droopy branches should also be removed. As a branch declines with age it should be cutback to let younger branches take over and produce better.

Pruning (potted): Once you have your tree potted and comfortable, prune the branches back to about ⅓ of their length. This will assist the tree in compensating the reduction in the roots trimmed to fit the pot. Trim off any intersecting, damaged, dead, or diseased looking periodically. This should be done in the summer and late winter seasons.

Fertilizing (in ground): An annual fertilizing with a balanced 10-10-10 formula will be sufficient for your Granny Smith apple. If your soil is naturally fertile then do not feed (fertilize) the tree until it has reached two years old. Be sure to only apply the fertilizer in the warmer seasons. Be sure to follow the application instructions on the fertilizer to ensure you don’t burn the roots or overdo it.

Fertilizing (potted): While the potted Granny Smith apple tree is still young, feed it a ½ strength, balanced liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks while in the growing season. When the tree gets a bit older you can start using fruit fertilizers. Reduce the feedings for your apple tree in the late fall season and avid fertilizing at all in the winter season.

Harvesting: As the apples near their final stages of ripening they should be picked once they reach the correct size and color. Even if the fruit is removed while just under ripened it can be picked and ripened in the refrigerator.

Pollination chart for Granny Smith Apple: Crab apple trees are “universal pollinators” for apple trees but the other specific apple trees listed below will work as a cross pollinator for you to get even more apples with your tree!

Arkansas Black Apple Tree
Fuji Apple Tree (Low-Chill)
Gala Apple Tree
Honeycrisp™ Apple Tree
McIntosh Apple Tree
Pink Lady® Apple Tree (Low-Chill)
Pixie Crunch Apple Tree (Low-Chill)
Red Delicious Apple Tree
Winesap Apple Tree
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree
Mutsu (Crispin) Apple Tree


Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Good luck in the past with this apple tree.
Virginia R on Jan 27, 2018
Favorite for pies, Apple crisp
Teresa M on Jan 27, 2018
Good luck in the past with this apple tree.
Virginia R on Jan 27, 2018
Taste and this is a pollinating tree
Patricia O on Jan 27, 2018
Favorite for pies, Apple crisp
Teresa M on Jan 27, 2018
Son loves apples
Mark M on Dec 26, 2017
Grands love these apples!
Karen H on Dec 3, 2017
We needed a cross pollinator for the Gala and Red Delicious. Granny Smith's are good for eating, cooking, and baking pies. Nice tart flavor and juicy.
Aaron B on Nov 15, 2017
my animal farm needs more trees also doing honey bees this spring.
Paul T on Nov 9, 2017
My son likes Granny Smith Apples
Kathie P on Nov 5, 2017
excellent shape on arrival, doing well so far
david b on Oct 28, 2017
Love tart apples and the tree size was great.
Mike S on Oct 24, 2017
Great eating/cooking apple and for blending into hard apple cider.
Michael H on Oct 23, 2017
I bake apple ples ans crisp and they are good storage apples.
John-Paul M on Oct 18, 2017
Good for baking and as a cross pollinator for a McIntosh tree.
John B on Oct 16, 2017
Reliable tree for the South & tastes good from the store but reputed to be superb when homegrown tree ripened! Also, since it's self fertile if my other tree dies I still get fruit!!!
DeMarcus S on Oct 8, 2017
tree is struggling, but still living
Brenda H on Oct 6, 2017
Favorite type of apple
Kimberly J on Oct 2, 2017
For baking they are the best! Also the tree looks to be a nice size and is supposed to fruit quickly!
Christopher M on Sep 13, 2017
My husband's favorite apple, and it bakes and cans well.
Angela G on Sep 13, 2017
Favorite apple ever. I now have the time and space to grow my favorite treat.
Marquita H on Aug 3, 2017
Purchased for baking and to pollinate my honycrisp tree.
David J on Jul 31, 2017
My horses love them
John K on Jul 26, 2017
Wanting fresher/safer choice in food items.
Linda C on Jun 26, 2017
Love the apples, can't find any granny smith apple trees at the nurseries in Colorado.
Kimberly C on Jun 22, 2017
I like it when trees can provide more than just shade. ;)
David G on Jun 17, 2017
The apples are tart... Good to eat in make the best pies
Doug H on Jun 10, 2017
Chill hours for my area and self-fertile.
Erik G on Jun 10, 2017
got to love them Granny Smith
Aprill R on Jun 9, 2017
To make Apple pies for the holidays of course!!! Can't wait!!
Dirk T on Jun 4, 2017
Tiffany T on Jun 3, 2017
It is a great pie apple and my children and I enjoy eating them.
Gretchen M on May 30, 2017
Love to eat Granny Smith Apples
susan a on May 23, 2017
I wanted it for three reasons, 1st it's a pretty tree, 2nd it will give us shade where we need it and 3rd (the most important is my horses will LOVE it!!!
Kyra D on May 20, 2017
Love tart apples and baking pies!
Linda S on May 16, 2017
pollinator for Gala tree
John S on May 6, 2017
Zone, taste, health, pollinate
Nicki S on May 1, 2017
Wanted a variety of apple trees
Gary B on Apr 25, 2017
Love them.
Andrea l on Apr 21, 2017
I already have two pink lady trees grown from sprouted seeds found in a supermarket purchased Apple. Needed a pollinator and Granny Smith's have always been a favorite.
Matthew S on Apr 18, 2017
I wanted a tree that pollinated the honeycrisp and would hold up in baking.
Jennifer H on Apr 17, 2017
Trying something different lost the last two Gala trees I got.Last try hope this one takes!
Chris S on Apr 15, 2017
Darrell R on Apr 13, 2017
My personal favorite apple!
shirley w on Apr 12, 2017
I love granny smiths and I needed another tree to cross pollinate with my Red Delicious
Ricky L on Apr 12, 2017
I love making apple pie with this apple
James H on Apr 10, 2017
I love apples
timothy h on Apr 3, 2017
Love GS apples.
Sheril H on Mar 27, 2017
Like this apple
Kevin C on Mar 24, 2017
The Granny Smith is so versitile and we like the flavor as well.
Wade, W on Mar 23, 2017
Early childhood memories of picking and eating apricots off the tree. My 4 year old has never had a fresh apricot and thought we could make some good childhood memories building our orchard this spring and for years to come.
Katherine F on Mar 13, 2017
Friend likes this tree for baking
Rebecca C on Mar 9, 2017
Taste and this is a pollinating tree
Patricia O on Jan 27, 2018
Son loves apples
Mark M on Dec 26, 2017
How long does it take for the tree to start producing fruit?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I got the 3ft tall Granny Smiths and it took them 2 year to produce fruit. They are 12 feet tall now and loaded with apples. However I know apple tree require so many hours of chill. We had a couple really warm winters here in Arkansas but this year it's perfect. We also have proper pollinators as well.
do I need a pollinator for granny smith fruit tree ?
Peter S on Jan 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Granny Smith Apple Trees are partially self-fertile. However, you will receive a much larger crop if pollinated by the following apple trees.. Gala, Winesap, Fuji, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Yellow Delicious, or the Red Delicious.
Are these dwarf Granny Smith trees?
Kathleen M on Aug 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Kathleen
Yes these are dwarf Granny Smith Apples. They max out at 15 ft. high but do not require near as much spacing for planting another tree. Regular Granny Smith needs 30 ft. between trees the dwarf only 18 ft. so you have room for your pollinator.
Granny Smith Apple Tree Pollination

Granny Smith Apple Trees are partially self-fertile. However, you will receive a much larger crop if pollinated by the following apple trees...

• Gala Apple Tree• Jonathan Apple Tree
• Fuji Apple Tree• McIntosh Apple Tree
• Honeycrisp Apple Tree• Pink Lady Apple Tree
• Yellow Delicious Apple Tree• Red Delicious Apple Tree

Crab Apple Trees also make some of the best pollinators for Fruiting Apple Trees. Because they bloom for a long period of time and produce an abundance of pollen that are compatible with most Fruiting Apple Tree varieties.
If you need further assistance please contact our sales department at 1 888 504-2001. Thank you
When is the best time for planting this tree.?
theresa r on Nov 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Theresa, I got my Granny Smith tree in 2014 in early summer, if I remember correctly. It was about 4 feet tall and had leaves on it. I didn't expect any fruit but to my surprise it had a couple of apples--of course the squirrels got them. But I followed the planting instructions and added a bit of bone meal. That "little" tree is now over 8' tall and growing fine. It has so many branches that I will have to trim them when it goes dormant. I did give it about a gallon of water a day through a pipe I put in the ground beside it--not recommended--but I plugged the pipe with a rag so no bugs could get in it, after each watering. So I would recommend planting after the last frost but no later than Sept. I believe it needs to establish a good root system to get started growing.
How does a pollinator work, and how close do you plant it to the Granny Smith tree?
Adam F on Aug 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Granny Smith Apple Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop. Below are the most effective pollinators:

Arkansas Black Apple Tree
Fuji Apple Tree (Low-Chill)
Gala Apple Tree
Honeycrisp™ Apple Tree
McIntosh Apple Tree
Pink Lady® Apple Tree (Low-Chill)
Pixie Crunch Apple Tree (Low-Chill)
Red Delicious Apple Tree
Winesap Apple Tree
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree
Mutsu (Crispin) Apple Tree

As long as they are in the same area, they do not have to be right next to each other. They are bee pollinated. You can have one in your front yard and one in your back yard.
I want to get an apple tree as an anniversary gift but we also plan on moving in about a year and I want to plant it at out new home. Will the tree survive if it stays potted for a year? And how should it be cared for?
Angie M on Aug 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: a novice but, I think it would be fine so long as it's a large pot. When we first got our trees we had a big hailstorm that strip the leaves off so I was worried about them. I called the company's phone number and they were super helpful to answer questions. I would give them a call.
Are these GMO or non-GMO?
Kelly K on Aug 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: All our products are non-GMO.
Are these granny smith trees considered drawf or semi drawf?
Lorie G on Aug 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Granny Smith Apples are semi-dwarf variety.
How will the Granny Smith Apple do in Zone 7?
gmartinez0003 on Jul 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Granny Smith Apple is good for zones 5 to 8 so it would do very well in your zone.
Can the granny smith apple tree be grown in a large container?
Jon E on Oct 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Apple really do not prefer to be planted in a container. It would be best to plant in the ground.

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