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.

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Have you ever tried planting an apple seed? 

—Amber Guetebier