Granny Smith is a fine commercial apple originating in Australia in 1868. It is one of the few all-green apples that have gained popularity in the American market. It is a good keeper and considered by many to be one of the best cooking apples, making excellent applesauce and apple juice. The fruit is medium sized with a dark to pale green skin with distinctive whitish dots. Crisp, firm, and juicy with a good balance of acids and sugars. Ripens Late September to October.