Grab and Go from our Apple Barn Porch, Large #1 Granny Smith Apples
Perhaps the most instantly recognizable of all apple varieties and one of the most widely known, Granny Smith is also one of Australia's most famous exports.
Granny Smith pre-dates the modern approach to apple development and marketing. Like all the best old varieties it has a bizarre history, being discovered in Australia in the 1860s as a seedling growing in the remains of a rubbish tip. The true parentage is still unknown but is possibly French Crab. The discoverer - a Mrs. Maria Smith (sometimes referred to as Mary Smith but see note below) - found that the apple was versatile for cooking and eating, and was involved in spreading its popularity. In an inspired piece of marketing, she called the new apple Granny Smith. By the 1960s Granny Smith was practically synonymous with 'apple' and the variety was used by the Beatles as the logo for their company 'Apple Records'. (https://www.orangepippin.com/)