The Apple is not one of the ogham calendar trees, but is a ogham tree. It is one of the most historically important tree in the British Isle. The Anglo-Saxon word appel (or similar) actually originally meant fruit.
In handfasting ceremonies the young couple would be given a root ball sapling each. An Oak for the man, to represent strength, and one of Apple for the woman, to represent fertility.
Apple seeds would always be reburied when you ate the fruit, it is a symbol of fertility and its seeds should always be at one with the earth which fertilizes Them.
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