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Granny Smith Apple Tree

ok so ever since i was a kid i have eaten Granny Smith apples like crazy and a few times i have found seeds actually open and growing inside the apples. I planted one a few months back and the cutest little tree has started growing and its just taking off and growing like crazy. i have so many questions on how the best way is to care for it but cant really find any useful information. What i really want to know is, will it ever produce any fruit or will it need another granny smith tree for cross pullination? i have done everything i know about general tree care, making sure its in a good sized pot so it doesnt get root bound, pruning lower leaves so it will grow tall, etc. but apple trees i dont know much about.... can anyone help?

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hihowareyou22

Asked by hihowareyou22 at 10:25 PM on Jun. 22, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • it depends on the variety of granny smith apple you had to begin with. if you had a true granny smith that has not been hybridized you can grow a tree that will produce. likey though, if you bought it in a grocery store it is a hybrid.
    if you have a non hybrid green apple seed sprouting it will produce fruit and will not be self pollinating. self pollinating trees with apples are hard to find. and are hybrids.
    so.......you likely will have a tree that produces flowers, needs to be cross pollinated and/or will not produce fruit.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:07 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • I believe you will need another tree. I would give it Miracle Grow once a week at least until you are fairly certain it is established. Fruit trees are prone to bugs, birds, and disease. I would ask you home center or local Co-Op for information on preventing such things. They can also give great tips on pruning. You want to do it in a manner that the branches stay low so it is easy for picking. Your local orchard would be a great resource. Good luck.
    salexander

    Answer by salexander at 1:30 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

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