Granny Smith

Very Tart
Discovered 1860s Sydney, Australia
Parentage Unknown
Harvest Late Season

Granny Smith is spring green with gray dots called lenticels. The crisp flesh is greenish white, the peel on the tough side. It is a tart pie and fresh eating apple. Harvest begins in mid-October.


Anne Smith, an emigrant from England to Australia, found the first chance seedling of Granny Smith on her property in the 1860s. Possibly it grew from the seed of a French Crab. By the 1930s, they were being exported to England.

This apple is grown at 19 New England orchards