Eve gave it to Adam, thus they were expulsed from the Paradise. Apple flower is Chinese peace and beauty symbol. A groom, in the Serbian countryside, shoots an apple when proposing to a girl. “If we were to go to your house now, which kind of apple would we found?” – we asked the State’s Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture of Poland. He smiled and sharply answered “the ones that I grow on my own, inherited from my grandfather”. Do read an interesting reportage on growing apples in Poland and Serbia by Ivana Albunovic for the Politika.