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Johnny Appleseed & The Apple Orchards - Today's Apple Growing Industry Influenced by the Man & Myth


Each year West Virginia harvests 2.7 million bushels of apples to be the 9th largest producer of the fruit in the nation. The varieties native to the state are among the most popular in the world and they and the growing industry are the special fruits of the man who many think is simply a legend, but was a real, live man whose influence set the course for the Mountain State’s apple growing industry.

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