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Apple - Granny Smith

A deliciously crisp, tangy green apple that originated in Australia in the late 19th century. Keeps for up to six months. Needs a long hot summer to ripen properly in the UK so best grown on a south or west facing wall.

Season: January - April

Planting Distance: 4m (13ft)

Approximate Height: 3m (10ft) after 10 years

Instances of poor pollination are nearly always caused by bad weather at blossom time, limiting the activity of insects.

This apple tree is growing on a semi-dwarf rootstock, ideal for the average garden.

Apples need a sunny site and a neutral soil to crop well, a pH of 6.5 - 7.5 is ideal.