Green Granny Smith's
Name: Kelly F.
My sixth grade teacher wants us to find an answer to his
question about Granny Smith Apples. An answer he says he doesn't even
now. I look in the library, read many books, and looked on the internet,
and still came up empty. Can you help me? The question is: Why are
Granny Smith apples green? I think it has to do with the flower and less
direct sunlight, but I am not sure. Help me please!
The skins of various apple species have different colors from yellow to red
to green. This is species dependent and doesn't have much to do with the
A variety of apples which has green apples. sorry, not related to flowers
and amount of sunlight.
Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.
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