Granny Smith is a noun and defined as a tart green apple of Australian origin. The apple was cultivated in the orchard of Maria Ann Smith in the late-1800’s. The name “Granny Smith” derives from Maria Ann Smith’s last name and her nickname “Granny,” which was given to her by her 8 children as she got older. The Granny Smith apple is known for its bright green color and tart and sour flavor. This apple is the 3rd most popular apple in the US and commonly used in apple pie, apple cobbler, and apple cake.
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