Also, pay attention to the shape of the tree when delivered.
I pruned for a pyramidal shape, but on retrospection, I wonder if their stock isn't shaped initially for the "open-center" shape. It produced more apples than my other two trees combined.
This spring, in it's second year, it sprouted vigorous growth with a number of blossoms. This dwarf Granny Smith cross pollinate with the dwarf Honeycrisp that I also bought. I expect apples during the third, or fourth year after planting them in Spring of 2016. I clipped the deadwood off and it is coming back nicely. I ordered a premium Granny Smith earlier this spring. I expected it to be slower going than the Honeycrisp I ordered, as I planted this tree in a clay-heavy section of the yard, but it is doing wonderfully thus far. A neighbor was being nice, cut around the tree with a zero turn, and damaged the whip.
It's already almost healed fully and grew about 3' this season in what has been a pretty hot summer in NC. Mine are in their second year and are thriving wonderfully. I'll be adding more of their trees to my garden in the future.
Please see this page for a list of suitable pollinators: you for your question.
The same variety cannot pollinate itself; you need a different variety.
Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area.
Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.
Actuallly, a Granny Smith will not pollinate a Granny Smith; the pollinator has to be a different apple variety with a similar bloom time.
Please see this page for a list of suitable pollinators: a Granny Smith will not pollinate a Granny Smith; the pollinator has to be a different apple variety with a similar bloom time.
/I think this tree plus the golden delicious for the pollinator will do just fine. In my retirement life aaia hope tohave some delicous apple pie plus any extras. However, even when the tree is distressed, it still produces just as many apples as ever.
I was impressed with the shirt time it took for it to show some vibrant life. It is just that the tree isn't as attractive to look at.
Select a tag below to view all the items that have that particular trait. The trees can be grown in a 10 x 10 foot area as long as you opt for the dwarf size, but you may need to keep them pruned so that their branches don't crowd one another as they mature. The trees can be grown in a 10 x 10 foot area as long as you opt for the dwarf size, but you may need to keep them pruned so that their branches don't crowd one another as they mature.