Friday, March 11, 2016

Johnny Appleseed Probably Sliced Apples With a Knife, but Today He Could Use a Water Jet

Today we remember American folk hero Johnny Appleseed, who is credited spreading apple trees throughout much of North America during the late 1700s-mid 1800s.

Jet Edge Waterjet Slicing an Apple.
Every American schoolchild is familiar with the story of Johnny Appleseed, a nurseryman and missionary who spread apple seeds and kindness as he worked his way into the American frontier, mostly on bare feet. Johnny is so loved, he has two National Days in his honor, March 11 and Sept. 26.

Johnny Appleseed probably used a knife to slice his apples, but if he were alive today, he could slice them much faster with a Jet Edge waterjet.  Waterjets are commonly used in commercial food processing because they are sanitary, never need sharpening and don't smash the food products.

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day by spreading your own seeds of kindness.  And of course, enjoy a crisp apple, a slice of apple pie, and a refreshing cider!

Have a great day!

Learn more about Johnny Appleseed.