Granny Smith is a chance seedling found in Australia by Mrs Smith in 1868. It is bright green and shiney, with a golden or pink/gold blush when it is tree-ripened. It is very juicy and fresh tasting, with an acidity that mellows to tart/sweet when it is picked later in season, after leaf fall. Many people like them as a cooking apple, as they cook to a moist sauce/puree. We pick them in late April (green) or May (tree-ripened).