APPLE GRANNY SMITH
The Granny Smith Apple had it’s origin in an orchard, only a few miles from my childhood home in Epping, in North Road, close to it’s intersection with Lovell Road, on the boundaries of Eastwood, Eastwood Heights and East Denistone.
Maria Ann Smith arrived in Australia with her husband Thomas in 1830 aged 30.
She had already three children when they established their family home and orchard in North Road.
Maria would to on to conceive another 13 children!
Maria was the driving wheel of her family and when her fruiting trees were in season and bearing and there were sufficient vegetables and eggs from her fowls she would take a store at the City Markets