Granny Smith apple identification

Granny Smith apple identification
The most instantly-recognised of all apples, and perhaps Australia's most famous export. Parentage: Possibly French Crab and Rome Beauty. Introduced / discovered in 1860s.

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Identification

  • Flesh colour - White to Greenish to Greenish Yellow
  • Fruit size - Medium
  • Fruit shape - Short-round-conical
  • Fruit shape - Round
  • Fruit shape - Round-conical
  • Fruit shape - Conical
  • Shape features - Regular, round
  • Shape features - Slightly, broadly, obscurely ribbed
  • Shape features (vertical view) - Lop-sided, unequal sides, irregular
  • Shape uniformity - Lack Uniformity in size & shape
  • Shape uniformity - Uniform in size, Variable in shape
  • Shape uniformity - Uniform, in size and shape
  • Bultitude apple group - 2. Green, smooth, sweet
  • Seeds - size - Small
  • Core - Abaxile / Irregular
  • Core - Axile / Symmetrical
  • Core - Closed
  • Seeds - point - Obtuse
  • Seeds - characteristics - Abortive
  • Seeds - characteristics - Plump
  • Core - carpels - Hollow cylinder at center
  • Core - lines - Moderate
  • Core - lines - Wide
  • Core - lines meeting - Sides of calyx tube
  • Calyx / Sepals- Opening - Medium
  • Calyx / Sepals - Size - Medium
  • Calyx / Sepals - Size - Short
  • Calyx / Sepals - Width - Medium
  • Calyx Tube - Shape - Conic
  • Calyx Tube - Shape - Funnel
  • Calyx Tube - Shape - Urn
  • Calyx Tube -  Length - Long
  • Calyx Tube -  Length - Medium
  • Calyx Tube -  Size - Large
  • Calyx Tube -  Size - Medium
  • Calyx Tube -  Stamen - Median
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Pubescent
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Green with brown tips
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Closed
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Partially Open
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Convergent
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Erect
  • Russet - Present
  • Russet - Not present
  • Russet details - In stem cavity
  • All green or yellow - Only green or yellow present
  • All green or yellow - Other colors present
  • Skin color (when ripe) - White to Greenish to Green
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Yellow (+/or) Green with some Red (+/or) Pink
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Yellow (+/or) Green with NO Red (+/or) Pink
  • Skin blush - Present
  • Skin blush - Not present
  • Skin blush (color) - Orange to Orange Red Brown
  • Skin blush (color) - Bronze to Brownish Purple
  • Scarf skin - Not present
  • Suture lines - Not present
  • Bloom - Not present
  • Skin waxy or greasy - Waxy or greasy (fresh or stored)
  • Skin feel - Smooth
  • Stripes - No stripes
  • Stem (length) - Medium
  • Stem (length) - Long
  • Stem (thickness) - Slender
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Gray to Brown Russet
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Little, light russet
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Ochre or Green Russet
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Russeted or can be Russet-free
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Usually Russet Free
  • Stem (position) - Inclined, Oblique, laying to the side
  • Stem (position) - Slightly Oblique
  • Stem (details) - Curved
  • Stem (color) - Brown
  • Stem Cavity (protruberances) - Furrows, Corrugated
  • Stem Cavity (side view depth) - Medium
  • Stem Cavity (side view depth) - Deep
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Brown
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Green
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Russet
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Shiny, Smooth
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Silvery Gray
  • Stem Cavity (slope to stem) - Cone-shaped slope to stem
  • Stem Cavity (slope to stem) - Steep, Acuminate slope
  • Stem Cavity (slope to stem) - Acute, Medium Slope
  • Stem Cavity (top view orientation) - Oblique - slanted to one side
  • Stem Cavity (top view orientation) - Symmetrical
  • Stem Cavity (top view width) - Moderate, Medium width
  • Stem Cavity (top view width) - Narrow
  • Stem Cavity (top view width) - Wide, Broad
  • Basin skin - Shiny, Smooth
  • Basin skin - Pubescent, Downy
  • Basin skin - Green
  • Basin width - Moderate
  • Basin russet - Usually Russet free
  • Basin (top view) - Uneven, Oblique, Slanted
  • Basin (top view) - Symmetrical, Round
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Acute, Regular, Medium slope
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Obtuse, gradual slope to eye
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Flat or rounded to calyx
  • Basin (side view depth) - Shallow
  • Basin (side view depth) - Medium depth
  • Basin (protruberances) - Smooth, flat
  • Basin (protruberances) - Beaded, Mammiform
  • Basin (protruberances) - Ridged, Ribbed
  • Basin (protruberances) - Undulate, Furrowed, Wavy, Puckered
  • Basal lobes - Slightly present
  • Basal lobes - Not present
  • Dots (description) - Green
  • Dots (description) - Light colored, pale, greyed
  • Dots (description) - Areolar
  • Dots (description) - Gray
  • Dots (description) - White
  • Dots (numbers) - Numerous
  • Dots (size) - Large
  • Dots (skin lenticels) - Conspicuous, prominent, distinct
  • Dots (spread) - Enter the stem cavity
  • Dots (spread) - From Basin lessening toward Cavity
  • Flesh (staining) - Green
  • Flesh (texture) - Crisp, Breaking into chuncks
  • Flesh (texture) - Firm, Hard
  • Flesh (texture) - Chewy
  • Flesh (grain) - Granular, Coarse, Mealy
  • Flesh (juiciness) - Juicy or Very Juicy

Using

  • Uses - Eat fresh
  • Uses - Cooking
  • Uses - Hard cider
  • Uses - Drying
  • Flavour quality - Very good
  • Flavour quality - Good
  • Flavour style - Sharper
  • Flavour style - Sharp / refreshing
  • Harvest period - Very-Late season
  • Only sweet flavor - Tart, sub-acid, or bitter flavor detected

Growing

  • Flowering period - Mid season
  • Flowering group - 3
  • Fruit bearing - Spur-bearer
  • Fruit bearing - Partial tip-bearer
  • First planted - Before 1950

References

  • 'Apples for the 21st Century' by Manhart
  • 'Apples of England' (1948) by Taylor
  • 'Fruit Expert' by Hessayon
  • Granny Smith - tasting notes, history, and pedigree on OrangePippin.com



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