Blushing Granny

This is a local variety of the Granny Smith apple that is grown at the Apple Farm in Fairfield. Steve and Marilyn Meyerhans purchased the trees on a hunch many years ago from a grower in the pacific northwest. It turns out that the trees are hardy enough to survive Maine winters but require such a long season that they often do not ripen sufficiently.  A Blushing Granny from Maine is a rare treat.   The Blushing Granny does not look exactly like the Granny Smith you’ve purchased in the grocery stores over the years, and we think it tastes a lot better. The apples are less stiff and tart and more friendly than store-bought Grannies. Recommended for eating as a dessert fruit, as well as for cooking. Blushing Grannies will keep all winter.