Fall is the perfect time of year to
enjoy fresh apples and apple cider. While working on her farm near
Sydney, Australia, Maria Smith found a small sapling growing where
she had discarded some rotten apples. She replanted the tree and it
eventually bore fruit, green apples with a tart flavor. She shared
these apples with her friends and neighbors and they grew in fame.
Maria died in 1870 but her “Granny Smith” apples are still popular
around the world.