Apple of love

the tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum).

See also: Apple

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"To celebrate as it should be French in all its forms, Month of Francophonie hosts this year a funny carnival: troubadours, acrobats and cinematographers but as barracks fries, apple of love, and bear-ice palace.
Its reputation as an aphrodisiac does not come from South America but apparently from some confused discussion between an Italian chef and a French traveller, who mistook Pomme de Maure (Apple of the Moors) as being Pomme d'amour (apple of love).
"The truffle is the black magic apple of love." - George Sand