Mail Order Sales for Johnny Appleseed Trees
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 to Malling 7, semi-dwarf root stock and are container grown (which means few to no roots are lost when it’s transplanted). The trees range in size from 4′ tall to 6′ tall. Most are considered whips (no branches yet) or lightly branched (may have a few smaller branches). Most trees will begin producing their first apples in a year or two after delivery. In some cases, an apple could be produced in the first season!
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. 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 would have to be sped up, so the tree isn’t in the dark for too long.
Each tree comes with planting instructions and a registration card.
Each order also is shipped with a Plant Health Certificate, issued by the State of Wisconsin.
The price for each tree is $55.00. Shipping will have to be quoted because of various distances and weight issues. Sales may also be restricted by the ship to state, such as CA, OR, HI. We are working with CA and OR to be able to ship these important trees to you. Call us or watch for updates! We do accept VISA and MasterCard. To order, please call our toll free line: 1-888-858-9927.