Granny smith, a most versatile apple

The Granny Smith apple originated in Australia in 1868, named after Maria Ann Smith. The tree is thought to be a hybrid of the European wild apple and a North American apple as the Pollinator. The fruit has hard, light green skin and a crisp, juicy flesh.They go from being completely green to turning yellow when overripe. The acidity mellows quite a lot in ripening and it takes on a balanced flavor. Granny Smiths can be eaten raw or used in making pies, tarts, cobblers and apple cakes. They are high in antioxidants, particularly the flavonoids cyanidin and epicatechin, especially with the skin intact. Granny Smiths are naturally low in calories and high in dietary fiber and potassium, making them a component of a healthy lifestyle. Our Granny Smith apples are from Washington State and make a great snack.

Now, if you want to enjoy this wonderful fruit, you are welcome to order any of our boxes as they are in season and we will make sure to add these apples to your box.