The Granny Smith is a tip-bearing apple cultivar that originated in Australia in 1868. It is named after Maria Ann Smith, who propagated the cultivar. It remains firm when baked, making it a very popular cooking apple used in pies, where it can be sweetened. All the Granny Smith apple trees grown today are clones from the original Smith tree in Sydney. There are 7000 different kinds of apples grown all around the globe! Packed with natural sugar, apples are a great way to wake up, even better than coffee.