Did you know . . .

CAM01253 - UseThe Granny Smith apple originated in Australia in 1868. It was cultivated by Maria Ann Smith, who emigrated with her husband, Thomas Smith, to Australia from England in 1839. Maria and Thomas purchased a small orchard in 1855 and though there are different tales, it seems the first Granny Smith seedling grew by chance. Soon after the accidental tree began producing apples, Maria learned that its fruit was green in color, sweet and crisp, and great for cooking and storing. She would go on to sell her apples at Sydney’s George Street Market once a week, where they quickly became popular and known as “Granny Smith’s apples.”