GRANNY SMITH

CHARACTERISTICS

Exterior: Bright green skin that is often covered with pale white spots, but also slight pink blush, which may develop from high sunshine hours.

Interior: Crisp and bright white flesh that resists browning when cut.

Experience: Hard, crisp and juicy flesh with a tart, acidic, yet subtly sweet flavour.

HOW TO USE GRANNY SMITH?

Most well-known for juicing, it can also be eaten as snack, in salad, in dessert and definitely for cooking.

WHEN CAN I FIND GRANNY SMITH?

Granny Smith apples are harvested in Nelson – New Zealand from early April.

You can usually find Granny Smith apples from Golden Bay Fruit from harvest through Mid-August*.

(*dates reflect fruit’s container loading)

DID YOU KNOW?

Granny Smith apples were discovered in Australia in 1868 by Maria Ann (Granny) Smith, an British-Australian orchardist, from a chance seedling that had sprung near a creek. The seedling bore light-green-coloured apples that Granny Smith propagated. Following first experimental exports in the 1890s-1900s by enterprising fruit merchants, Granny Smith is today one of the most popular apple varieties around, known for its bright green colour and tart flavour.

crop_Granny with PLU

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