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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.

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