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Granny Smith Apple Tree

(125 customer reviews)


Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping
early September

Pollinator required to bear fruit

A classic for a reason!

One of the most popular apples ever discovered, this heirloom variety came from Australia around 1868. Its extra-crisp texture and sassy sweet-tartness make it a natural for baking, but it’s also one of the best lunchbox apples around. Cider made from Granny Smiths adds an extra measure of tart you’ll absolutely love. The recognizable bright green apples appear on tip-bearing trees, and can even be grown in warmer climates. Keeps up to 6 months when properly stored.

Ripens in late October. Pollinator required.


Bloom ColorWhite
Ripens HarvestLate October
Fruit ColorGreen
Fruit SizeMedium-Large
Soil CompositionLoamy
TextureFirm, crisp
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Shade LevelFull Sun
Years to Bear2-5
Bloom PeriodMid
Hardiness Zone Range5-9

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Semi-Dwarf  3.5 – 4.5 m tall x 3.5 – 4.5 m wide (12 – 15′ tall x 12 – 15′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Semi-Dwarf 3.5 – 4.5 m (12 – 15′)

Ship Height

Semi-dwarf, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.
Supreme Semi-Dwarf EZ Start® Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m (3-4′) Tall with advanced root system in a 12.7×12.7×30.5 cm (5x5x12″) EZ Start® Pot.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinators: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Ginger Gold, Pink Lady, Winter Banana, Zestar

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125 reviews for Granny Smith Apple Tree

  1. Jonathan Elizondo

    Tree arrived Beirut and dormant and healthy. I planted the first day I got it all is well we have been getting a lot of rain lately.

  2. Barbara Simoes

    The tree is looking good. When it came, I was impressed with is size, both in height (4′?) and caliper (just under an inch?) I got this to include in the back of a narrow food forest by my front yard sidewalk, along with a Honeycrisp, Zestar and a Sam cherry tree. All were of good quality. In front of these, I’ve got a hedge of Regent Serviceberries and behind those, many berry plants and a row of asparagus (120′). My plan is to fill the remaining ground with strawberries once the ones planted start sending out runners. I want to have enough fruit and veggies that I can offer it to the neighbors walking by as well as fill my freezer with goodies for the long winter!

  3. Sarah Hostler

    I ordered this to pollinate the honeycrisp apple tree I bought. It was shipped out the same day I ordered them but FedEx took a week to deliver them. Both were fine and the leaf buds are cute and adorable. I planted them in clay soil with cow manure/compost and peat moss. I know it’s not the best soil but I’m praying they will slowing grow strong and thrive. They have survived 2 days so far and the leaf buds are a little bigger! I love that they survived so long in a box and are giving their best to get use to the soil. So very happy.

  4. Ali Janda

    This is my first time growing fruit trees. I live in the city and bought 2 dwarf trees to pot. Little did I know that squirrels would attack. The totally killed my dwarf Granny Smith Apple. Stark Bros sent me a new tree. Great customer service! You have a lifelong customer in me!


    Tree showed up on time, looked very healthy. Planted in zone 6 in a wet swampy location, the hole I dug filled with water. Soil is very heavy clay with about 4″ of loam on top. Was worried about root rot. Then had to deep water once a week in drought of summer. The tree survived looked great had good growth. Planted for hunting and wildlife, not only would I recommend buying again, I did buy another one to plant this spring. I would recommend to mulch tree and water in first year to ensure it surviving. Will probably have to water again next year till roots develop a bit more.

  6. Melonie Carroll

    Tree arrived very securely packaged, with roots still damp. The tree sat in my garage for a couple days while I prepared the ground for planting, but still did so well! We planted the tree, and within a couple weeks, was producing beautiful, pink blooms! I wasn’t expecting flowers for another couple years! Not likely to fruit, since my cross-pollinator hasn’t bloomed as early, but fun to see the blooms already starting on this one. So far, the tree has really thrived.

  7. Luke Bergeson

    I purchased four trees as an anniversary present, and my boyfriends favorite apple is the Granny Smith so I ordered a semi-dwarf. I received a DWARF, not a SEMI-DWARF…At first I was a little erked by this, but I am not planting these trees in a huge area anyways. I will have to keep all of my trees trimmed quite small since they are in my backyard. I was upset at first, but ig it was a blessing in disguise.

  8. Edward Coffey

    My experience with the Granny Smith root stock tree was successful. I look forward to many years of good apples from this tree for my household uses.

  9. Amber Burks

    I was so surprised that my Granny Smith apple tree had grown so tall in the first 6 months. My hunny planted my Granny Smith last yr when it finally stopped raining, I was worried that it wouldn’t survive the winter but she came back AWESOME.. I can’t wait for the first apples to grow.

  10. Zoe Barnard

    The Granny Smith was slow to sprout leaves after planting, but once it got going it has done fine. It didn’t grow a lot during the hot summer months, but grew quite a bit in fall. We have had a cool, wet spring, so it is growing well and looking great!

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