In The Sims 2: Seasons, apples are grown on apple trees, which can be bought in build mode for §1200 apiece. Apples can be made into apple juice, and are an ingredient in Pepper Punch. They can also be placed in a refrigerator.
In The Sims 3, apples are grown on apple trees, either from planted apples or apple seeds, or can be purchased from the supermarket. Apple seeds are "common" and can be planted by any Sim, regardless of their gardening skill level; however, if an apple tree develops weeds, a Sim with level 1 or lower gardening skill will be unable to pull the weeds. Planted apples or seeds, with proper watering, will grow into a mature apple tree and start producing fruit in five days. Each harvest yields from 3-5 apples, and each tree can yield up to 40 apples before it becomes barren.
Apples used in prepared dishes can increase food quality by 10% even without a good quality. Apples can be eaten "raw" by a Sim or be used in some dishes, such as pancakes, cobblers, and French toast. They are also an ingredient in some nectars[TS3:WA]. Grown apples can be sold; perfect-quality apples are worth 16 simoleons apiece. Apples can be used to fertilize other plants, though their benefit is minor at best, especially when compared to other produce.
Apples and PregnancyEdit
Apples are notable for being a fruit that, when consumed by a pregnant Sim, will increase the chances of that Sim ultimately giving birth to a boy; eating three apples virtually guarantees a boy, with a 99% likelihood that the Sim born will be male[TS3]. That apples serve this purpose may be a reference to the Laryngeal Prominence or "Adam's Apple", a growth on the neck which only males possess.
Dishes that requires apples in The Sims 3Edit
- French Toast (lvl 9 cooking)
- Fruit Parfait (lvl 4 cooking)