Granny Smith Research Paper

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The Granny Smith was originally grown in Eastwood, New South Wales in Australia in 1868. Maria Ann Smith led to the initial discovery of the Granny Smith. She found a seedling growing by a creek near her property. She discovered this seedling near the same place she would toss her French crab apples. Smith took advantage of this discovery to propagate this new found variety of apple on her own property. Smith learnt that the granny smith apples were good for cooking with and for general consumption. Smith was able to take up a stall at the Sydney George Street Market where the apples stored “exceptionally well and became very popular”.
Smith sadly died only a couple years after her discovery. Her work had been noticed by other local planters.

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