Granny Smith is an apple first discovered in Australia around 1850.
Granny Smith is green, crisp and tart, and an excellent keeper. Even higher quality if allowed to ripen on the tree another 3 weeks, acquires a beautiful pink blush = "Champagne Granny." Australians thin the crop by picking "cookers" about a month early.
Tree is vigorous, bears early, and heavily. Susceptible to scab and powdery mildew. Listed by U Arkansas as resistant to CAR. In upstate New York, it is ready to harvest in late October; season: October-December.