Granny Smith Apple
This large green apple originated in New Zealand or Tasmania the mid-1800s. It is a widely recognized and popular variety, known for its distinctive tart flavor, firm texture, and bright green color.
The fruit of the Granny Smith apple is medium to large in size, and has a round or oblong shape. The skin is smooth, with a bright green color that can range from light to dark, and may be covered in a thin waxy coating. The flesh is crisp and juicy, with a pale green to white color. It has a tart, tangy flavor, which some people describe as "sour" or "bracing." In terms of nutritional value, the Granny Smith apple is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. It is also relatively low in calories and sugar, making it a popular choice for people who are watching their weight or blood sugar levels.
The Granny Smith apple is a late-season variety, typically harvested in late October, and can store well for several months under proper conditions. The tree is moderately vigorous and upright, and may require thinning to ensure good fruit quality. It is also known for its high productivity and good disease resistance- particularly to Apple Cedar Rust. The Granny Smith apple is a versatile fruit that can be used in a variety of culinary applications, from baking and cooking to eating raw or using in salads. Its tart flavor pairs well with sweet or savory ingredients, and it is often used in recipes for pies, tarts, and sauces.
USDA Zone: 5-9 (has demonstrated an ability to grow in zone 4)
M.111: 18-22' or 85-100% of Standard; Semi-Dwarf
Anotonovka: 25'+ or 100% of Standard
Sun: Full Sun
Bloom Group: 4, Late Mid Season
Ripening Time: Late October