Celebrated on March 11th
Johnny Appleseed was a real person by the name of John Chapman. John was born on September 26,1774 in Massachusetts. When he was 18, he headed West with his brother Nathaniel. The legend tells the tale of man who just wandered here and there randomly planting apple trees. In reality, John Chapman planted nurseries. He would find unclaimed land and plant apple orchards on it. Planting the orchards was a legal way of claiming ownership in some areas of the West.
There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples grown around the world. It would take you more than 20 years to try them all if you ate one a day!
It takes around 10 years for an apple seed to grow into fruit which is almost a normal life span of a cat or dog. Patience is what we need for an apple to grow.