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Apple (Malus) Granny Smith
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Granny Smith


Description: Granny Smith is a well known supermarket variety which is very succesful within the commercial orchards. It's grown extensively in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa where the climate is most suitable. This good keeper needs a long hot summer to perform well. Bright greenish-yellow with smooth, greasy skin and greenish-white, juicy flesh which is refreshing but with no strong taste. Ideal for those who like firm, crisp apples.

History: Raised from chance seed thrown out by Mrs Thomas Smith, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia. Seeds were thought to have been from French Crab open-pollinated and starting fruiting in 1968.

Pollination Partners: Apple Bountiful Apple Braeburn Apple Cox Self Fertile Apple Egremont Russet Apple Discovery Apple Ellisons Orange Apple Fiesta Apple Gala

Uses for this variety

Good Eater Eating

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 3 Flowering group 3
Picking month Early November Picking month Early November
Stores until April Stores until April