Introduction to Market: 1868
Place of Origin: Australia
This Australian native was discovered in 1868 as a chance seedling by “Granny” Anne Smith of Ryde, New South Wales. Grannies are medium to large in size, and have a distinctive green skin, which also can bear a red blush. They are most notably known for their tart, but well-balanced flavor. An all-purpose apple, Grannies work equally well as a snack, in salads, pies and sauces. Their flavor really comes through when they are baked or sautéed. U.S. Grannies are harvested beginning in August and are available year round.
Uses: Snacking, Salads, Baking, Beverages, Pies, Sauce, Freezing