Possibly also NYMPHS of Fruit Trees. These are DRYADS with an air of mystery. Most legends state that they sprang up as ash trees from GAIA’s fertile soil after it was pollinated by drops of blood from the recently liberated testicles of URANUS. Sounds perfectly reasonable to us.
However, there is a little confusion over the kind of trees involved. Some sources claim the MELIADS are spirits of ash trees, while others see them in a more fruity light — with apple being a favorite candidate. Not to mention date.
To add to the confusion, flocks of sheep appear to have wandered into the story as well. See EPIMELIADS.