We thought it would be fitting to honor this old apple in candle form so we made a mold using a real lady apple from Silver Creek Nursery, the fruit tree nursery we keep some hives at. It is a small apple, almost crab sized, so it is tiny and cute and still has a 15-20 hour burn time!! You can buy individual apples or get a set of 5, and all come with a little info card for gifting - these make a unique teacher gift!
🍎The Lady apple is synonymous with holidays and has a long history of use for decorating trees (ornaments or garlands) as well as use in wreath making.
🍎It is also known as Pomme d'Api - the oldest recognized apple variety under that name - originally documented during early Rome under Etruscan rule, around 700BC!!
🍎The first time it was called Lady was during the French Renaissance in 1628, and it became naturalized in America during the 1800's.