Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fruit Names

Granny Smith apples were first grown in Australia by Maria Ann (Granny) Smith of New South Wales.

Bartlett pears are named for Enoch Bartlett, a Roxbury, Massachusetts farmer.

Greengage plums got their name from Sir William Gage, an English botanist.

Macintosh apples came to us from a Scottish immigrant who discovered them growing wild on his newly settled Canadian farm.

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