Granny Smith is the last apple we pick here on the farm. In Colorado, Granny’s often develop a rosy blush – something considered a defect in commercial circles, but beautiful in our book! Granny’s are known for their tart flavor, but when allowed to fully mature on the tree, the tartness is balanced by a nice background sweetness. They store well if kept cold. This is another apple that has been “ruined” by the commercial industry – many Granny’s in the store are bland because they were picked too green. Granny’s are a mainstay for pies and processing, but can be one of our family favorites for fresh eating through the winter. Picked in late October.