Flavor, Texture, Usage
Granny Smith apples have a firm, crunchy texture with green skin, sometimes with a slight pink blush. Their tart flavor makes them good eating apples, and they are especially popular for use in apple pies.
This apple should be available for sale at the beginning of October.
Maria Smith discovered a seedling growing out of a pile of discarded crabapples in Australia in 1868. Several local orchards began growing the apples she named after herself, Granny Smith. The apple was introduced as a commercial variety in England in 1935 and brought to the United States in 1972.