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Apples, Granny Smith

Markon First Crop (MFC) Granny Smith Apples exceed USDA standards for color and shape, offering consistent texture, sugar levels, color, and taste.

Product Details

Shelf Life:
Julian pack date.
Ethylene Producing:
Yes
Ethylene Sensitive:
Yes
Kosher:
No
Sizing:
Size designations are based on the approximate number of apples that fit in a 40-lb. carton, so the larger the number, the smaller the apple.
Grades:
Both U.S. and Washington State grade apples based on color and percentage of defects. Specifically, grading is based on skin color, shape, scarring (caused by branches rubbing the fruit), Brix - Granny Smith only (Brix is a measure of sugars/sweetness in the fruit; it is expressed as degrees.) Grades (from best to good quality): Washington Extra Fancy Premium (WX PRE), Washington Extra Fancy 1 (WX 1), Washington Extra Fancy 2 (WX 2), U.S. Extra Fancy (USX), Washington Fancy (WF).

Available Offerings from Markon for Apples, Granny Smith

Description Net Weight Pack GTIN UPC
Apples, Granny Smith 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 163 COUNT WX1 2 06 11628 90850 6 6 11628 90850 2
Apples, Granny Smith 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 20 COUNT USX 2 06 11628 90600 7 6 11628 90600 3

Storage Tips:

Refrigerate and keep at high humidity; apples give off ethylene and are sensitive to it, so store appropriately.

Handling Tips:

Handle with care to prevent bruising and decay. Rinse whole fruits and vegetables in clean running water prior to using.

General Usage Ideas

  • Chop Idaho potatoes and apples into cubes; mix with olive oil and salt; roast with rosemary.
  • Accent brown rice or stuffing with fresh cranberries, sautéed mushrooms, and chopped apples.

Fall / Winter Usage Ideas:

  • Peel and core MFC Granny Smith Apples; stuff with chestnut dressing; wrap with bacon and bake until bacon is crisp and apple is tender; serve with pork
  • Serve kielbasa with sautéed RSS Sliced Onions and thinly sliced MFC Granny Smith Apples
  • Sauté RSS Washed & Trimmed Kale with RSS Sliced Onions, chopped MFC Granny Smith Apples, and hazelnuts; serve with wild game

Spring / Summer Usage Ideas:

  • Make refreshing granita using MFC Granny Smith Apples, RSS Lemon Juice, fresh ginger, and chopped mint
  • Top sliced MFC Granny Smith Apples with roasted, cubed red beets and crab salad; garnish amuse bouche with fresh tarragon
  • Pickle slices of MFC Cucumber, MFC Granny Smith Apples, and MFC Red Onions in rice wine vinegar; serve on top of grilled beef

Did You Know?

Washington apple growers who pack Markon First Crop are the largest and most sophisticated in the industry, with the most rigorous quality control standards. Their electronic sorting machines guarantee consistent size and grade in every box. Washington apples are 'put to sleep' during storage season using a process called Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Storage. The fruit is placed in large, airtight refrigerated rooms where temperature, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and humidity are carefully controlled. This storage method slows respiration, which in turn slows ripening, so the apples stay firm and crisp for months. Washington's harvest begins as follows (depending on weather conditions): Gala and Golden Delicious - Mid-August; Red Delicious, Granny Smith, and Fuji - Early September; Braeburn - October. California apple shipments typically begin in January and continue until supplies are exhausted.