When people see a green colored apple, most would assume it's a Granny Smith. I haven't had a lot of other apples that were a true green color, even when ripe. Don't be fooled, the green apple you see pictured on the left is not a Granny Smith, but a Shamrock apple. This apple is relatively new on the scene, only first appearing in 1992 as a cross between a McIntosh spur and a Golden Delicious spur. It's origin is in Summerland, British Columbia.
My Experience with this Apple (Rating Scale 1-10)
Tartness : 4
Apple Flavor: 6
Overall Feeling: Well it may have the appearance of a Granny Smith, it doesn't necessarily taste like one. The Shamrock apples I had were more sweet than tart. I wonder if this apple is more tart when first picked like a McIntosh or a Golden Delicious. The flavor was slightly above average. It is a juicy, but not that crisp. It does hold it's shape though when cooked. You could probably get away with using less sugar in baking applications. I made fried apples with these and found that I should have used less sugar, but they did hold up really well.