|I want to buy a granny smith apple tree and have found a ~6' tree at my local lawn and garden store. This is the 1st apple tree i have planted, so I need to know if I need more than 1 tree (for polination) or not, also if you know any web sites with info. on granny smith's.|
|Apple trees always perform best when another compatible variety is planted nearby. Generally spring and fall are the best time to plant trees; though if the apple tree at the nursery is growing in a container and looks healthy, it's probably fine to plant it now. Just be sure it gets plenty of water throughout the rest of the summer.|
There are so many different varieties of apples--including some that are resistant to common apple diseases. You might want to do some research and take your time choosing your tree (and whether you want a full size tree or semidwarf.) Then, you can order one for fall planting. Just a thought.
Visit this site of a midwest fruit grower's association; it also has links to other sites: