Granny Smith

Granny Smith

Tree Characteristics

Chilling requirement Medium to low
Vigour Strong
Growth habit Semi-upright
Crotch angles Medium
Tree size Medium
Flowering 1st week October (Elgin, Western Cape)
Full bloom 2nd week October (Elgin, Western Cape)
Flower shape Rosaceous
Pollen compatibility Self incompatible
Bearing habit Spurs
Disease susceptibility (Normal sprays) Normal


Pollinator Golden Delicious, Hillieri
Fruit set Good
Blossom or fruit Fruit
Intensity of flowers High

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick) 4th week March (Elgin, Western Cape)
Control cultivar -
Production (kg/tree) High
Fruit size distribution Medium, 150g
Shape Globose to globose-conical
Skin colour Green with white lenticels
Flesh colour White
Eating quality Acid
Texture Crisp
Storage ability Very good


Released to industry Yes
Fruit type
Selection No -
Usage Fresh
Origin Australia
Owner -
S.A. License SAPO Trust
PBR Granted No Record
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