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An apple was a fruit from the perennial plant of the same name,[7] typically suited to cool weather.[8]

Description[]

Apples could be eaten raw, but they also had several other uses. They were mainly used for making cider (and wine), but also used as sauce,[9] and to fill pies.[10] Due to their several uses, many settlements over Toril harvested apples.[1][2][3][4]

Availability[]

A halfling in Triboar flees with his basket of apples from a marauding axebeak-mounted orc.

Places in the Realms where apples were known to be cultivated included:

Beyond Toril[]

Species[]

Apples of Youth
Golden,[36] magical apples that grew from the Tree of Youth in Asgard, which was watched over by the goddess Idun.[37] These apples kept the powers of the Norse pantheon youthful.[36][37][note 1]
Abyssal
Abyssal apples were a type of apple that grew only in the Abyss.[38]
Clingapple
a strain of apple that was cultivated in the town of Eveningstar.[18]
Doegan
the apples cultivated in the Utter East kingdom of Doegan were of a bright yellow color.[22]
Greenheart
large green-skinned cooking apples that could be found in Cormyr.[39]
Kallamarn Catsheads
a strain of large green apples that were cultivated in the Cormyrian town of Kallamarn.[16]
Red Mountain
In Khazari, the Red Mountain Monastery grew magical gold-colored apples that glowed. Members of the monastery that ate one of these apples were affected as if by restoration, while non-members would feel as though they had been attacked by a spectre.[40]
Redside
a strain of apple that was cultivated in the town of Eveningstar.[18]

Reputation[]

Apple theft is an epidemic of crime.

Apples and their products were enjoyed by many mortals, but also by the gods. Nathair Sgiathach, a member of the Seelie Court, loved to eat apple pies, but was incredibly picky about how they were made.[41]

In the North, Sword Coast, and Western Heartlands it was common quite common to find wax-sealed jars of apple jams and jellies inside of cupboards.[42]

The Shining Temple of Bishamon in Aru, Wa, had a soaring apple tree in front of it that was sacred to Bishamon. The fruit were said to bestow immortality upon those who were worthy, and death to the wicked, but only Bishamon could pick them. In the town, peddlers sold ceramic and tiny brass apple souvenirs to pilgrims.[5][43] The Apple Tree Inn was likely named for the tree.[44]

Notable Apple Products[]

Notable Apple Farmers[]

History[]

In the mid–14th century DR, the Beldarg people survived off of the trade of apples and the products made from them.[9] During that time their apples were favored in the markets of Suzail. When the Kallamarn apple orchard was abandoned in the 14th century DR, many of those who picked the remaining apples were killed by kelpies.[16]

Rumors & Legends[]

Some nymphs that represented spring nature were said to wear dresses decorated with blooming roses, daisies, daffodils, the blossoms of apple and cherry trees, and spring crocus flowers.[56]

Trivia[]

  • Appleblossom was a common given name for female pixies.[57]
  • Though dohwar could not get drunk from alcohol, they experienced a similar effect when eating sweet foods. If a dohwar ate an apple, it would be the equivalent of drinking a rather potent ale.[58]

Appendix[]

Notes[]

  1. Deities & Demigods and Legends & Lore both state that these apples would reverse 10 years of age, with the latter book stating they were eaten every ten years. However, On Hallowed Ground does not state how much age they reverse and instead says they were eaten every spring. As the former two are Core sourcebooks, the latter is given precedence.

Gallery[]

Appearances[]

Adventures
Blood ChargeThe Ruins of UndermountainMarco Volo: JourneyHoard of the Dragon QueenCurse of StrahdAcquisitions IncorporatedBaldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus
Novels
The Council of BladesCormyr: A NovelErrand of MercyUnder Fallen StarsSwords of EveningstarStardeepDawnbringerShadowbane: Eye of JusticeThe Sentinel
Referenced only
Ring of Winter
Video Games
Dungeon HackEye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth DrannorIcewind DaleNeverwinter Nights: Darkness over DaggerfordSword Coast LegendsBaldur's Gate III
Referenced only
Neverwinter NightsNeverwinter Nights: Pirates of the Sword Coast
Organized Play & Licensed Adventures
Breath of the Yellow RoseNo Foolish Matter
Gamebooks
Referenced only
To Catch a Thief

External Links[]

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