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National Johnny Appleseed Day

On National Johnny Appleseed Day, we remember a man who made apple (and pear) trees bloom across the nation.

Why is September 26th Johnny Appleseed Day?

Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated on either March 11th or September 26th. While the September date is Appleseed's acknowledged birth date, the March observance is sometimes preferred due to the planting season.


Why is Johnny Appleseed so important?

Johnny Appleseed (born John Chapman; September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845) was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and present-day Ontario, as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia.


Who celebrates Johnny Appleseed Day?

Today, Johnny Appleseed Day is celebrated in schools, communities, and orchards throughout the country. It is a day to not only learn about the history and significance of Johnny Appleseed, but also to appreciate the beauty and importance of apple trees and the fruits the produce.


Are there any Johnny Appleseed's trees still alive?

Decades later, the last surviving tree he planted was saved and propagated by, Jeff Meyer. Today, it lives on as the Johnny Appleseed Authentic™ Algeo Apple Tree.



As the fruit ripens on these autumn days, savor a deliciously sweet apple. Consider visiting a landmark near you. Share an apple treat or read one of the many stories about Johnny Chapman. Use #JohnnyAppleseedDay to post on social media.

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