The story of Johnny Appleseed roaming the colonial lands of early America sewing apple seeds across the land is a familiar tale for many a kid. His real name was John Chapman and he was a pioneering nurseryman. Although he didn’t toss seeds willy-nilly, he cultivated apple nurseries around the colonies.

Apple seeds will not produce a viable, edible apple like you may be famliar with at your local grocery store. To get those requires grafting, something Johnny Appleseed did not do. But if you plant a seed you do get an apple tree. Confused? Check out the video below for the real story on how an apple grows.


Have you ever tried planting an apple seed? 

—Amber Guetebier