Tangy Green™ Urban™ Apple

Item no longer available

We are no longer offering this product. If you would like additional information about this item, or assistance finding something similar, please contact us.


Pick full-sized fruit from this space-saving tree! Fruit is tangy, with a lime-green skin and crisp texture. Vigorous tree’s compact 18- to 24-inch mature limb spread is ideal for containers, small spaces and living fence rows. Originates from Czech Republic, introduced in 2011. Cold-hardy. Ripens in mid-September. Best pollinators: Golden Treat™ or Tasty Red™.

125% Survival Guarantee!

Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will issue a one-time merchandise credit to your account equaling 125% of the original product purchase price. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color Pink, White
Bloom Time Early - Mid
Chill Hours 800 - 1200
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest Mid September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.5
Taste Tart, Juicy
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.


We've 'tagged' this item with specific keywords that help you find other products that share features or characteristics with this one. Select a tag below to view all the items that have that particular trait.

Questions & Answers

Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 36 answers
Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Like Granny Smith
Mark C on Jan 25, 2020
Small city yard
JUDITH M on Jan 17, 2020
Like Granny Smith
Mark C on Jan 25, 2020
Because we are retired and don???t want to climb ladders to pick fruit.
John on Jan 25, 2020
Small city yard
JUDITH M on Jan 17, 2020
I already have these trees and get plenty of apples. Great for small spaces and easy care.
Lettie M on Jan 4, 2020
Size and reputation of Stark Brothers
Karen W on Jan 4, 2020
Cold hardiness, compact size, early fruit production.
Suzette R on Dec 6, 2019
Liked the idea of full sized fruit on a compact tree
LORI R on Mar 30, 2017
Columnar. Small yard
Harold B on Feb 26, 2017
I have a small garden with limited space. I have one columner tree that works perfectly!
Jody R on Feb 8, 2017
For its compact growing space
Joseph K on Jan 5, 2017
Small space and container gardening
Tonya J on May 17, 2016
Tangy apples are my favorite to eat. I also like to put them in pies. We don't have space in our small yard for a garden and a fruit orchard. But, this skinny tree looks like it could fit just about anywhere the sun shines!
Corinne S on Mar 25, 2016
Heard good things from other gardeners, I have a small city garden
Mary Lou O on Mar 17, 2016
Small yard
Angie C on Feb 23, 2016
Because we are retired and don???t want to climb ladders to pick fruit.
John on Jan 25, 2020
I already have these trees and get plenty of apples. Great for small spaces and easy care.
Lettie M on Jan 4, 2020
Planted Tangy Apple in Fall 2014. Did flower and fruit in 2015. No flowers yet in 2016 but has leaves and looks healthy. Why no Flowers? in Chicago.
Mkm52 on May 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is resting this year. Most likely it was too young to be fruiting last year, so this year it will rest and just put on growth. If a tree ever puts on too much fruit one year it will rest the next. Some varieties are always biennial producers. Thinning out the baby apples to a reasonable number for the size of a tree can help it produce fruit every year.
When do they bloom?
ivy s on Jun 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Specific dates will vary with the weather.

The flowers on mine overlapped with my Fuji and my Yellow Transparent and I got fifteen apples starting out on this its second year before thinning and before the raccoons got to them. This tree puts it all into fruiting, definitely not into growth. The flowers last a goodly while, which helps when you're trying to cross-pollinate. They're particularly pretty.
Will tangy green and tasty red polinate each other?
Susan J on Feb 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Indeed they will. You won't have to worry about pollination in the least.
How far apart should the Urban apple varieties to achieve best pollination?
The Dude on Jan 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! They should be no further apart than 50 feet.
Do the columnar trees require a pollinator, and can they be used as pollinators for other apple trees like honeycrisp ?
james e on Jun 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the columnar trees that are not designated as "self-pollinating" will require a pollinator, and yes they can pollinate (and be pollinated by) other apple trees.
Is this apple similar in taste and texture to a granny smith?
Kristin B on May 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. Apple, if fully ripe has a golden skin. Taste, to me, more like a golden delicious with a hint of ginger. The skin is very thin on this apple which makes shelf life limited.

Customer Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
5 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Tangy Green Urban Apple
Tree is growing well,planted it in spring 2016, it grew to six feet in one year, and bloomed nicely this spring. Of course I will keep fruit off for three years, and I will see what happens after that. I ordered six trees from Stark Bros in 2016 and all are doing well.
May 4, 2017
over 5 years ago
I want more!
Last year I bought 2 red and 2 green of the urban apple trees. When they arrived I was skeptical as they looked like tiny broom sticks, a single thin branch maybe 2-3 feet tall with a hand full of roots at the bottom. I planted them and watered them, literally that's all I've done! They are now about 5-6 feet tall, the main trunk is the size of about 2 1/2 of my thumbs and I have a total of 37 baby apples on them!!! There are still more flowers so I'm guessing there will be more to come! They don't take up nearly as much room as I imagined, so I actually want 3-4 more to offset and fill in the room! I love these little guys!! I do live in zone 8 where it's hot and dry and rarely gets below 20 degrees. I am only giving 4 stars because I haven't had the opportunity to taste them yet....
May 4, 2019
over 3 years ago
Growing as expected
We got these in the early spring of 2017. It was still too cold to put them into the ground when they arrived ( below 32 degrees ). We have a small greenhouse we overwinter some citrus trees in so we potted them and put them into the greenhouse. When it came time to plant we moved them outdoors where we wanted them and planted in the ground. Much to my surprise they have grown about a foot over the summer. I am waiting for next season to see what becomes of them. Well satisfied with them so far.
October 1, 2017
This Tangy Green Urban Apple is up on my roof in Manhattan. I haven't had any apples on it yet, but there were lots of blossoms this spring and I see apples forming and hope to harvest some in the early fall.
May 18, 2017
over 6 years ago
not so good
it has no growth in the top two feet. the bottom is growing ok.
June 10, 2016
over 6 years ago