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Trees Grafted from the Last Known Surviving Tree Planted by Johnny Appleseed as Seen In

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Shepherded through nearly 200 years of American history by a family of rural Ohio farmers and preserved by the efforts of our founder, Jeff Meyer, the Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Alego apple tree is more than a simple fruit tree. It's a piece of America's pioneering legacy. The tree first came to our attention in 1995, after decades of stewardship on the Harvey-Algeo centennial farm in Ashland County, Ohio. Family legend holds that John Chapman, the real-life inspiration behind the Johnny Appleseed legend, visited their early American ancestors on a number of occasions, breaking bread with Dick Algeo's grandparents before retiring to sleep in a barn that still stands on the property today. The trees offered here are bud-grafted, genetically identical copies of that iconic tree.

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Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree
Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree
Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree
Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree
Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree
Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree
Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree
Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree
Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree
Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree
Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree
Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree
Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree
Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree

Container Large Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Apple Tree

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The Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ CONTAINER Apple Tree is America's most beloved and famous historic tree, and a 20 year project in the making. Grafted from and genetically identical to rootstock from the last known surviving apple tree planted by Johnny Appleseed aka John Chapman, this tree is a prolific blooming and fruiting apple tree. The Johnny Appleseed Authentic Apple Tree will produce heirloom green fruit with a distinctive pink to red blush. Flesh is fine, sugary and slightly bitter perfumed.  A stand alone cider apple that can make a single varietal hard cider with a nice body.  Trees are very large at 5-6' in the field, and trimmed for shipping. 

  • USDA Zones 4, 5, 6, 7
  • SHIPS TO 46 states in the U.S. excluding AK, AZ, HI and CA
  • HEIRLOOM Yes
  • USES:  Baking, Hard Cider & Eating Fresh Picked
  • HARVEST PERIOD: Midseason
  • BLOOM PERIOD Midseason
  • POLLINATION REQUIREMENT Self Pollinating
  • YEARS TO BEAR FRUIT  2-4 years


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The History of The Johnny Appleseed Authentic Tree

Pat Algeo Young's favorite Johnny Appleseed story involves horses and cows. And, of course, apples. "As I was growing up on my parents' farm in Ohio," the Petersburg resident explained Tuesday at Lincoln Memorial Garden's Ostermeier Prairie Center, "I wanted a horse very badly. I fed our cows apples so they would stand still long enough for me to climb on their hacks." What's that story have to do with Johnny Appleseed, the legendary apple tree planter? Well

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Situated on a lonesome county road in rural northwest Ashland County, just outside the quaint, little town of Savannah, is a picturesque 19' century farmhouse. In front of this farmhouse lives an ancient, decrepit apple tree (Males pumila) that has been weathered down to nothing more than a large stump with sprouts emerging in every-which-direction. This rather unassuming tree, no more than 20 feet tall, would command little attention or reverence had it had

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Kathryn Harvey Algeo, our grandmother, Richard's mother, spent many hours in the peaceful shade of the very old apple tree in the front yard of her home. Her grandmother, Catharine Patterson Harvey (sometimes spelled Harvie) had told her the story of the tree when she was young. John Chapman, grandmother had said, used to come to the farm to visit. Catherine was married to John Harvey who lived on the farm with his parents John and Jane Harvey when John 

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