There are a few things about Johnny Appleseed we know to be true. His real name was John Chapman, he did plant apple trees all over the mid-eastern and mid-western states and that he was born September 25th, 1774. What is not known is exactly when he died, it is believed that it was sometime in 1845 and no one really knows his real reason for planting those apple trees. Some say it was a scheme to take land from farmers, some say he was trying to help farmers. It doesn’t really matter now. Enjoy Johnny Appleseed for your own reasons.
How to celebrate – Learn more about Johnny Appleseed. Have an apple. Learn about all the types of apples grown today.