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How long does it take for a Granny Smith apple tree to bear fruit?

Last Updated: 27th January, 2020

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four to six years

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Consequently, how long does it take for an apple tree to bear fruit?

six to 10 years

Beside above, can I grow Granny Smith apples? When growing Granny smith trees, it's best to be somewhere in zones 5 through 9, but this variety will tolerate heat better than many others. You'll also need another apple tree as a pollinator. Some good options include Red Delicious, Rome Beauty, and Golden Delicious, as well as many crabapple varieties.

Furthermore, how long does it take for a Granny Smith apple to brown?

Slice an apple and before you can even get your snack on, it starts to turn brown. Here's what to do about it. No matter how fresh and crisp apples are, they aren't appetizing once they've turned brown—which takes a grand total of about two minutes.

Do I need 2 apple trees to get fruit?

Most apple varieties do not pollinate themselves or any flowers of the same apple variety; this requires planting at least two different apple tree varieties close to one another so that the bees can pollinate. (There are actually some self-pollinating apple tree varieties if you are really short on space.

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What is the fastest growing fruit tree?

One of the fastest growing fruit trees is the Peach tree. The tree can grow a height of 15 feet within a year and will be able to provide come delicious peach too.

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Do you have to have two apple trees to produce fruit?

Apple trees are either 'self-fruitful', meaning they bear fruit after pollination occurs among their own flowers, or they are 'self unfruitful', meaning they require cross pollination from another apple or crab apple variety to produce fruit.

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What time of year should you plant an apple tree?

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Planting in the late winter or early spring is generally the best time to get your new fruit trees in the ground. As long as the ground isn't too frozen to dig a hole, you should be good to go. Bare root stock should be planted in winter, while raspberries and blueberries can be planted into spring.

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What kind of soil do you need to grow apple trees?

Apples trees can grow in a wide range of soils from medium textured clays to gravelly sands. However, poor soils will produce poor results and the best crops are found on fertile sandy soils and loams. Soils should be well drained.

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How much does it cost to buy an apple tree?

During the first year it is necessary to buy a fruit tree from a local nursery or order one through a catalog. We will be buying and caring for an apple tree. Most trees will cost about $25 retail.

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How quickly do apple trees grow?

Growing Rate
Because of this, the growth rate of spur-type apple trees such as spur-type “Red Delicious” apple trees is moderate, between 6 to 10 inches per year. A non-spur apple tree, such as the non-spur “Granny Smith” apple tree can grow quickly, reaching up between 6 and 18 inches per year.

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Can you plant a single apple tree?

If you are in an isolated area and only want to plant one tree, choose a self-fertile variety. If in doubt, and you have space for more than one tree of the same species (e.g. 2 apple trees or 2 plum trees), plant two compatible varieties.

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How do you keep Granny Smith apples from turning brown?

Water With Salt or Honey
An even better method to keep the apples from turning brown is to mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt or two tablespoons of honey into each cup of water. Let the apple slices sit in the water for 10 minutes, and then drain and store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them.

Dairen Schonpflug

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What liquid will keep apples from turning brown?

Lemon juice, Vinegar, clear soda will all prevent food from turning brown quickly. These liquids are acidic, so they will lower the pH of the food surface.

Tandy Illi

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How do you keep Granny Smith apples from browning?

Steps
  1. Use lemon juice. Apples turn brown due to an enzyme in the fruit that reacts with oxygen in the air.
  2. Use salt. Salt is a natural preservative and can be effective in keeping cut apples from turning brown.
  3. Use carbonated drinks.
  4. Use Fruit-Fresh.
  5. Blanch the apples.
  6. Cover in plastic wrap.
  7. Use the rubber band method.

Gisella Joerg

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Will Granny Smith apples turn brown?

Some apples seem to brown faster than others
While most plant tissues contain PPO, the level of PPO and the phenolic compounds, varies between varieties of fruits. This is why some varieties like Granny Smith brown less and les quickly than others, like Red Delicious.

Herena Dahlmeyer

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What fruit browns the fastest?

I was right that the apples turn brown faster because, when apples been cut open air rushes in to the apple to make it age after just about several minutes. Bananas on the other side doesn't turn brown that fast because it is less likely to age.

Jalil Jamschikov

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How do you keep a cut up apple from turning brown?

Tips for Preventing Apples From Browning
  1. Slice the fruit in water.
  2. Brush or dip sliced apples in lemon juice.
  3. Soak cut fruit in ginger ale.
  4. Soak the slices in salt water.
  5. Sprinkle with ascorbic acid powder.
  6. Wrap a rubber band around a sliced apple put back together.

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Which Apple will rot the fastest?

Green apples are more sour so they will rot faster. Red and yellow apples are more sweet and will take longer to rot.

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Do apples turn brown in airtight containers?

If you won't be serving the apples right away, store them in an airtight container or plastic baggie until you're ready to use. When it's serving time, give the apples a quick rinse with tap water, which will wash away any slight salty flavor that may remain on the apple slices.

Alayna Oldenburg

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Can dogs eat apples?

Apples are wonderful crunchy treats for your dog.
Apples with the skin on are full of plant chemicals (phytonutrients) that are thought to be protective against some types of cancer in humans. Apple seeds, however, contain cyanide so your dog should not be allowed to eat the core.

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Will Granny Smith pollinate Pink Lady?

Your garden needs at least one other apple cultivar nearby for "Pink Lady" pollination -- you cannot pollinate the same variety together and produce fruit. For example, "Granny Smith" and "Fuji" cultivars pair well with the "Pink Lady" for successful pollination.

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Where are Granny Smith apples grown?

It is named after Maria Ann Smith, who propagated the cultivar from a chance seedling. The tree is thought to be a hybrid of Malus sylvestris, the European wild apple, with the domesticated apple Malus pumila as the polleniser.

Granny Smith.
Malus 'Granny Smith'
Origin Maria Ann Smith Australia, 1868