The Granny Smith Room at our historic Asheville Bed and Breakfast was originally the bedroom for the Captain’s daughter. It is located on the second floor facing the front of the estate grounds, which are serenely quiet due to the house sitting on the knoll of an acre and a half. One of our most popular rooms, it has a upholstered King bed, a gas log fireplace flanked by mid-century, bent-wood reading chair, ceiling fan and air conditioning. What was where the maids ironed is now an en-suite bath with a shower and bathroom vent fan for privacy. To add to the unique quality of the room is a private balcony with Adirondack furniture, a view of the surrounding mountains, side and back yard full of huge trees.
Facts About the Granny Smith Apple
The famously tart and green Granny Smith apple originated in Australia in 1868 when Maria Ann (Granny) Smith found a seedling growing by a creek on her property after she threw out some French crab apples, that originated in Tasmania, in the spot. Granny Smiths are believed to be a hybrid of the French crab apple from the Malus family of crab apples, but like other hybrid mutation plants, the seeds of Granny Smiths will produce a different type of apple, thus all Granny Smiths grown today are cuttings from the original Granny Smith apple tree.
It is often noted as a particularly efficient source of antioxidants and excellent for baking in pies.