Granny Smith Apples originated in Austria in 1868 and is named after Maria Ann Smith who propagated the cultivar from a chance seedling. Granny Smith Apples are firm, with a light green skin and crisp, juicy flesh. The flavour is tart and acidic.
Granny Smith Apples remain firm when used in baking. Their tartness balances the sweetness of any pie so beautifully that is it one of the most popular apples for pie baking.