Mail Order Sales for Johnny Appleseed Trees


Page updated November 6, 2019

We offer the only source for Johnny Appleseed Trees, which are authenticated and endorsed by the Johnny Appleseed Museum and Education Center (JAMEC) at Urbana University, in Urbana, OH.  Each tree purchased will be registered with JAMEC and a certificate of authenticity will be sent to you, from JAMEC.  For each tree purchased, $5.00 will be donated to JAMEC, by Silver Creek Nurseries, Inc.

Consider joining the Johnny Appleseed Society.  Membership information, along with more details about John Chapman, can be found on the JAMEC website:    http://www.johnnyappleseedmuseum.org

All of our trees are grafted on Malling 7, semi-dwarf root stock and are container grown (which means few to no roots are lost when it’s transplanted).  The trees are about 2′ tall and are considered whips (no branches yet).  Most trees will begin producing their first apples in two or three years after delivery.
The apples produced by this tree are best harvested later in the season. In Northeastern Wisconsin, we wait until early October. By that time, the apple will be at its best, very crunchy, sweet and tart. The apples can be eaten fresh, stored (never had enough to store, so I don’t know how long they would last), made into sauce,cookies or pies.
During the dormant season (late fall, late winter and early spring), the tree is shipped bare root (no soil on the root system = less weight and less $ for shipping).  It is removed from its growing container and the soil is shaken off the roots.  The tree is packed in shredded, moist paper, keeping the tree alive during shipment.

Only bare root trees can be shipped to CA and OR.  Sorry, our trees can’t be shipped to Canada.

The trees can also be shipped while they are actively growing (late spring, summer and early fall).  We would remove the tree from its growing container and ship the intact root mass.  Of course, that would weigh more and the shipping might be more than if they would be shipped bare root.
Each order comes with planting instructions, references to more detailed instructions, and a registration card.  If more than one tree is ordered, one card for each tree is sent along.
Each order also is shipped with a Plant Health Certificate, issued by the State of Wisconsin.

The price for each tree is $35.00.  Shipping will have to be quoted because of various distances and weight issues.  We do accept VISA and MasterCard.  To order, please call our toll free number: 1-888-858-9927.

Due to a crop failure in 2017, a limited number of trees are available for fall 2019 and spring 2020.  We expect to be able to offer more trees by fall of 2020 and spring of 2021.