When to Pick Granny Smith Apples

Q: I have a Granny Smith apple tree and a Stayman Winesap. When do I pick them?

A: One method is to count the numbers of days since full bloom, if you remember when that occurred. Granny Smith is usually ripe at 165 – 180 days after full bloom. Ripe apples fall easily from the tree; not much twisting is needed. When you slice into a ripe apple the seeds will be brown.

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