What blows me away is there no spray. Without multi spraying I zero chance at edible appleThose trees are a neighborhood favorite now. They had a light crop this year, but enough for a few families to pick for pies and fresh eating. The smallest tree that grows next to the road produced for the first time this year. A small to medium sized green apple that has a wonderful taste.
On the way to work I pass the city lot where the large trucks are kept. There is a tall chain link fence that surrounds the lot. Up against fence are 3 apple trees, in fall ground is covered in large apples that just rot there. I always thought apple trees where a strange choice for city tree. Now I am wondering if same thing happened like @thistlebloom trees. Crab apple planted apple root stock took over.