Sep 21, 2013
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.