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Meet The American Who First Planted Apples In The Colonies: William Blaxton, Eccentric Settler

  • Reverend Blaxton, among other claims to fame, planted the first seeds that would fuel a pioneering nation and give apples an image of all-American wholesomeness.
  • A bookish, eccentric loner, the early English settler nurtured what historians believe were the first apple orchards in what’s now the U.S. in present-day Boston in the 1620s.
  • Apples arrived in the Americas only after the explorations of Christopher Columbus sparked the most significant period of food fusion and cultural integration in world history.
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