Last living Johnny Appleseed tree still fruitful after 150 years

Last living Johnny Appleseed tree still fruitful after 150 years

The tree is the pride of Savannah, Ohio.

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May 7, 2018
The Plain Dealer
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SAVANNAH, Ohio - Measuring a bit more than a square half-mile, the northern Ashland County village of Savannah has one restaurant, a tiny park and one other thing - a gnarled apple tree that is certified as the last survivor of the thousands planted by Johnny Appleseed more than 150 years ago.

And it's still producing apples, sometimes too many.

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To learn more about Johnny Appleseed's life and work, visit the Johnny Appleseed Museum and Education Center in Urbana, Ohio.

If you're interesting in purchasing a seedling from from the last apple tree planted by Johnny Appleseed in Savannah, contact the museum, or Silver Creek Nursery, a Manitowoc, Wisc. nursery authorized by the museum to propagate, grow and sell the seedlings.

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