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Smith Apple Tree

Southern Charm and Irresistible Flavor: Fruits Summer


Chill Hours 500 c.u.
Growing Zone 6A - 8B
Pollinator Needs another Apple Tree for Pollination
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Product Description

Smith Apple Tree – Southern Charm and Irresistible Flavor

Introducing the Smith Apple Tree, a beloved variety with a rich history and an abundance of enticing flavors. Discovered as a chance seedling in southern Mississippi in 1874 by L. Hiriam Smith, this apple tree has been cherished for its exceptional qualities and continues to delight apple enthusiasts to this day.

The Smith Apple is known for its large size and captivating appearance. Its pale greenish to yellow skin is adorned with a rosy blush, creating an eye-catching display. But it’s the flavor that truly sets this apple apart. Bite into the tender, juicy flesh and savor the delightful combination of sweetness with a touch of acidity. The Smith Apple offers a perfect balance that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving more.

To ensure the optimal growth of your Smith Apple Tree, it is recommended to plant it in well-drained soil that is slightly acidic to neutral (pH 6.0-7.0). Adequate sunlight is essential for its development, so choose a location that receives full sun exposure for most of the day.

As part of our Southern Apple collection, the Smith Apple Tree is an excellent addition to your Fruitscape™. It thrives in the Southern regions, where it can showcase its Southern charm and produce a bountiful harvest of flavorful apples. Whether you enjoy the fruit fresh off the tree, use it in baking, or transform it into delicious apple-based treats, the Smith Apple will impress you with its taste and versatility.

Caring for your Smith Apple Tree is relatively straightforward. Regular watering, especially during dry periods, will help the tree maintain its vigor and promote optimal fruit production. Applying a balanced fertilizer designed for fruit trees can provide the necessary nutrients for healthy growth and abundant harvests.

Indulge in the Southern charm and exquisite flavor of the Smith Apple Tree. With its juicy and sweet-tart apples, this variety is a must-have for apple lovers and those seeking to expand their orchard with a unique and historic cultivar. Order the Smith Apple Tree today and enjoy the delightful taste of this Southern gem in your own backyard.

Chill Hours500 c.u.
Cold Hardy10-15°
Container PlantNo
GraftedYes - Domestic Seedlings 'Malus Domestica'
Growing Zone6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B
Mature Height20-25FT
Mature Width12-15FT
PollinatorNeeds another Apple Tree for Pollination
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Apple Trees

Add a touch of classic charm to your landscape with the majestic Apple Trees in your Fruitscaping™ endeavors. These trees not only offer the joy of homegrown, delicious fruit but also serve as stunning landscape features throughout the year.

Apple trees prefer well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. The incorporation of compost or well-rotted manure into your soil can significantly improve its fertility and structure, leading to stronger, healthier trees. These trees perform best in a slightly acidic to neutral pH range.

A layer of organic mulch around the base of your apple tree can help conserve soil moisture, suppress weeds, and slowly contribute to soil fertility as it decomposes. Mulching also aids in maintaining a cooler root environment in summer and provides a degree of frost protection in winter.

Apple trees present an impressive diversity in size, flavor profiles, and ripening times. From the tart ‘Granny Smith’ to the sweet and crisp ‘Honeycrisp,’ there’s an apple variety for every palate. Whether you’re seeking fresh eating apples, varieties for baking, or those best suited for cider, our selection of apple trees offers an array for your picking pleasure.

Their size and growth habit make apple trees wonderful shade trees, and their stunning spring blossoms add an unbeatable visual appeal to any garden. If you’re dealing with space constraints, dwarf or semi-dwarf varieties, which are well-suited to smaller gardens and containers, can be an excellent choice. You can also try your hand at espalier techniques to create a living fence or wall.

With the added joy of the birds and pollinators they attract, apple trees are truly a delightful addition to your Fruitscaping™ journey. The excitement of watching your trees flower, set fruit, and fill with juicy apples ready for harvest is a rewarding experience that resonates with gardeners of all ages.

Embrace the art of Fruitscaping™ with Apple Trees, and embark on a journey from planting and care to the rewarding crunch of your own homegrown apples. It’s a garden adventure that satisfies both your taste buds and your love for a beautiful landscape.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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