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Granny Smith Apple
Malus domestica 'Granny Smith'
Granny Smith Apple on Dwarf (EMLA 9-337) root, Extra large 5/8" up caliper grade
Granny Smith Apple on Semi-Standard (EMLA 106) root, Extra-Large 5/8" up caliper grade
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- » Granny Smith wasn't name for Grandma, but she liked its tart flavor!
Grandpa's Choice™ Granny Smith is another of the most popular varieties that almost needs no description. Go into any produce deparatment and Grannies will be right next to Red and Golden Delicious. The popularity of Granny is that it is a brilliant green, very crisp, very tart apple. It can be used for many purposes. Granny Smith is one of the latest ripening varieties, so "let it hang" until the first snow flurries in early November for the best flavor. Ripens better in longer growing seasons. In many cooler climes, it will get a little red blush rather than stay totally bright green.
Granny Smith is an old variety that originated in Australia around 1850. Grandpa heard that it was named after "Granny Smith"! No relation though. It came to the US, where the famous Grady Auvil, from Washington really gave it a start in the commercial apple industry, and made it popular.