Granny Smith Apple


The Granny Smith apple are named for Mrs. Mary Ann "Granny" Smith. Granny Smith Apples are crisp, juicy, and tart, making them perfect for either baking in pies, stewed in sauces or snacking. When cut, they keep their color better than most apples.


Translations: グラニースミスアップル, Granny Smith obuolių, الجدة سميث التفاح, Maçã Granny Smith, Pommes Granny Smith, Jabuka Granny Smith, גראני סמית אפל, Бабушка Смит Apple, 할머니 스미스 애플, Lola Smith Apple, दादी स्मिथ सेब, Бабуся Сміт Apple, 澳洲青苹苹果, Грени Смит Аппле, Грени Смит Apple

Physical Description

Granny Smith apples are mostly round and bright green, slightly larger than a baseball. May have small white spots or a pink blush. The flesh is white.

Colors: Bright green

Tasting Notes

Flavors: sweet and slightly sour
Mouthfeel: Crisp, Juicy, Tart
Food complements: Cheese, Raisins, Brown sugar, Pastry, Berries
Wine complements: Reisling
Beverage complements: Ginger ale, Lemonade
Substitutes: Red delicious or jonagold apples

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: august, september, opctober, november
Peak: august, september, opctober
Choosing: Look for bright green colored apples with little or no visible blemishes or bruising. The apples should be firm to the touch and the skin should be smooth.
Buying: Widely available at supermarkets. For the freshest Granny Smith apples, try farmers markets and road side fruit stands. Many companies mail order apples.
Procuring: Granny Smith apples are grown on trees in orchards and picked a little before ripeness.

Preparation and Use

The apples are hardy and work well in pies and other bakery dishes. Apples juice very well. They can be cored, sliced and juiced, without removing the peel. The also make excellent snacking apples.

Cleaning: Wash all fruit gently before eating. Dry well with a towel. Peeling is not necessary, but you can peel the apples if you desire.

Conserving and Storing

Store apples whole in the refrigerator or on the kitchen counter top. Store apples in a plastic bag in the refrigerator away from strong-odored foods such as cabbage or onions to prevent flavor transfer. If saving sliced apple pieces, toss in lemon juice, put in a tightly lidded container and put into the refrigerator.


Popular apples, particularly in the US, and are usually grown in Washington.

History: The Granny Smith Apple, from Australia, gets its name from its founder, Mrs. Mary Ann (Granny) Smith. Famed Wenatchee, WA orchardist Grady Auvil, was the first to introduce the apple in America.can really anyone change this in any way? not reliable source I'd say.



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