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Granny Smith

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Mrs Thomas Smith, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia. Trees were known to be fruiting in 1868. Mrs Smith was born in Peasmarsh, Sussex in 1800 and emigrated to Australia in 1838. Fruits have firm, rather coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a subacid and refreshing flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
French Crab x Unknown
Mother to:
Lady Williams
Red Granny Smith

Accession No.
1976 - 145

  

Accession name
Granny Smith (LA 73A)
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
69.58 mm 1
Width
72.14 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
very low 1
Over Colour Pattern
mottled/washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
Greenish 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register