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Can Granny Smith apples be red?

A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), the exact parentage of Granny Smith apples is unknown, but they are believed to be a relative of the French crab apple. Most apples are green when immature and then when ripe take on shades of red, pink and yellow.

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Then, do green apples turn red?

If there's no light, you can't perceive any colour. But of course, the chemicals that make an apple green or red are still on that apple, whether or not you can see it.

Also, what color are ripe Granny Smith apples? A fully ripe apple will stay white, an unripe apple will turn black. The ideal time to pick is when the inside of the apple is white, the outside edge of the apple is white and there is a small band of black between them.

In this way, are Granny Smith apples sour?

Granny Smith apples are high in acid and lean in sugar, for example, and Fujis are decidedly sweet with a subtle acidity. Regardless of the varietal differences, the sweet-sour balance of any apple evolves during storage.

What kind of apples are Granny Smith?

The Granny Smith is a tip-bearing apple cultivar, which originated in Australia in 1868. It is named after Maria Ann Smith, who propagated the cultivar from a chance seedling. The tree is thought to be a hybrid of Malus sylvestris, the European wild apple, with the domesticated apple Malus pumila as the polleniser.

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