Who was Johnny Appleseed?
Did you know that September 26 is “Johnny Appleseed Day”? The day is celebrated in honor of the folk legend, who was born on September 26, 1774, in Massachusetts. John Chapman was an orchardist and pioneer. He earned the name Johnny Appleseed when he began traveling through midwestern America planting apple seeds and growing orchards.
When we found out about Johnny Appleseed Day, we couldn’t wait to help spread the news. At Canopy Lawn Care, we love the idea of more sustainable harvesting. Rumor has it, most of the orchards planted by Johnny Appleseed were not the same delectable fruit trees that we know today, but rather apples that were likely similar to a crab apple and were used in the making of hard apple cider and Applejack. We may never know for sure, but none the less the legacy of the apple tree in American culture lives on.
You can plant an apple tree even if you have a small lot size. Apple trees can produce up to 15-20 bushels of fruit each year. Like all trees, apple trees provide oxygen and clean the air by filtering CO2. Apple trees also produce plenty of fragrant blossoms that help keep the bee population happy.
Each fall season, fresh apples can be found throughout local farmers’ markets and grocers’ shelves. Apples themselves are rich in antioxidants and healthy fiber, so they make the perfect snack.
So why not celebrate a folk legend today? In honor of Johnny Appleseed Day, we found so many delicious apple recipes to try on AllRecipes.com, but this homemade apple butter recipe gets our vote! Might we recommend some fresh apple butter for your biscuits?
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