Apple trees are familiar fruit trees in the worldwide landscape and are the stuff of legends.
A native of Central Asia, apples crossed the Atlantic Ocean with European colonists to the New World.
Known as Johnny Appleseed, Massachusetts native and pioneer nurseryman John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 11, 1845) is credited with planting apple trees in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia's northern counties.
Apple trees may be grown in back yards, greenhouses, and orchards.
Their fruits have been lavished with praises in catchy aphorisms, such as:
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away;" and
"As American as apple pie."