Very flavorful, hard, and distinctive; bright green skin. Chance seedling Australia 1800.
Granny Smith apples, now grown at Terhune Orchards, originated in Australia around the mid-1800s from what was thought to be a discarded French crabapple. The new apple variety thrived and later arrived in England in 1935. Today, Granny Smith grows in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and parts of Europe and North America; however, it requires a long growing season to develop its unique flavor. The hard and juicy flesh protected by a durable, bright green peel makes this apple delicious for eating out of hand and perfect for tangy apple pies. Come to the Farm Store and try our own Granny Smith apples!