Johnny Appleseed Day
Johnny Appleseed Day honors one of America's great legends.
Johnny Appleseed was among the American settlers who were captivated by the movement west across the continent. As Johnny Appleseed traveled west, he planted apple trees along the way and sold trees to settlers. With every apple tree that was planted, the legend grew.
A Little About the Legend
John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed) was born on September 26, 1774. He was a nurseryman who started out planting trees in western New York and Pennsylvania. During the life of John Chapman, the "West" was places like Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. John Chapman was a deeply religious person who was known to preach during his travels. According to legend, Johnny Appleseed led a simple life and wanted little. He rarely accepted money and often donated any money he received.
Celebrate today with an apple-rich menu. Make plans to plant an apple tree. Include fresh apples for snacks, and some applesauce or apple pie for dessert. While you’re at it, open a Johnny Appleseed savings account for your kids or grandkids. The quarterly incentives make this account the gift that keeps on giving. Click here to learn more about our Johnny Appleseed account and other savings options.