The title "Scent of Apples" is essential in Bienvenido N. Santos’s short story, which narrates the struggles of the Filipino Americans who try to make a living in America and whose work is to pick apples in an orchard. The immigrants perform hard labor, and their wages are low, as seen from the text. The title is symbolically used by the author to unveil the nostalgic feeling endured by people who are far from their homes. Fabia, the main character, owns an orchard in the United States, and the back room of his house is filled with apples. As such, the smell of apples in his home is very overwhelming. Even after Fabia has lived in America for quite a while, his longing for the Philippines is unbridled. This scent of apples to Fabia is a reminder that he is far away from his home country. "Scent of Apples," as used by the author, is symbolic.