Granny Smith Apples
Granny Smith apples originated in Australia in 1868 when Maria Ann (Granny) Smith found a seedling growing by a creek on her property. This was the same place where she would toss French crab apples grown in Tasmania. The seedling bore light green colored apples that Granny Smith propagated. She found the new apple to be great for both cooking and snacking.
Washington apple growers began growing this apple commercially in the late 1960s. Today, Granny Smith is one of the most well-known apple varieties around, known for its bright green color and tart flavor.
Exterior: Green with a slight pink blush if cool nights precede harvest
Interior: Firm, medium grain, bright white flesh that resists browning when sliced
Experience: Firm with strong tartness resembling that of a lemon and this famously green apple is bound to make your mouth water
How To Use Granny Smith Apples
Snacking, salads, freezing, pies, and baking
When Can I Find Granny Smith Apples
You can find Stemilt’s Granny Smith apples all year long.
Look For The Ladybug
Granny Smith apples are available under the Stemilt label, while organic Granny Smith apples are sold under the Artisan Organics label.
Granny Smith Apple Fun Facts
- In 1891, Granny Smith won the prize for cooking apples under the name Granny Smith’s. Seedling at a horticultural show in Australia.
- Granny Smith is one of the best apples for baking pies.
- All Granny Smith apples are cuttings from the original Smith tree in Sydney, Australia.
- When cool nights precede harvest, Granny Smith apples may develop a rosy pink blush.
- The Granny Smith Festival is held annually in Eastwood, a suburb of Sydney to celebrate the apple.
- Take stroll over to apple recipes, apple nutrition and apple storage to for more apple information!
- There are 85 calories in granny smith apple for a medium size fruit
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