About JOHNNY APPLESEED Orchards
Johnny Appleseed Orchards is the result of decades of discovery and investment, including development of the famous “Algeo” apple tree and the Johnny Appleseed Organic™ Village near Folkston, Georgia.
Johnny Appleseed, born John Chapman in 1774, saw the birth of our nation and experienced the expansion of its frontiers. His legend is based on values that resonate today - focus, sharing, and perseverance coupled with creativity. He pioneered organic growing methods still used today, spreading his orchards to the ever expanding edge of the frontier for his entire adult life. Johnny was a true American pioneer of apple nurseries, an entrepreneur bringing apple trees to an ever-expanding frontier. Apple orchards were a staple of frontier life, often a prerequisite for homesteading and settling land.
Johnny was a frontiersman who owned and settled more than 1,200 acres, an avid animal activist, a vegetarian and incredibly forward thinking for his time. In many ways, his values and the life that he led are still deeply relevant in the 21st century. He would become a symbol of a nation’s philosophy, setting an example of faith and industry and common neighborliness.