Apple Leprechaun Dwarf Granny Smith
Dwarf Granny Smith. Grows 2 -2.5m high x 1.5 m wide.
We all know the light Green apples known as Granny Smith from the market. Crisp, sweet and tart, they’re great for eating fresh and for use in cooking – yummy in an apple pie! Did you know that Granny Smiths sweeten up if left on the tree to ripen developing a reddish blush so different to what you find at the supermarket.
It’s a late bearing variety, producing heavy crops and is a low chill apple, which was first cultivated in North Sydney around 1868! Spring blossoms occur in late Spring with fruit ripening late in the season – around May.
Granny Smith is useful as a universal pollinator as it has a long flowering period, so can overlap other variety’s flowering times. It’s semi-self fertile, which means you’ll get some apples if you only have the one tree, but you’ll increase your yield if there’s other apples near by.
Good to use as a pollinizor for the Pinkabelle Apple (Dwarf Pink Lady )