I figured I’d share a few pics (not great, sorry) of one of my wild apples. This tree was here when I bought the place in 2012, but was not fruiting. I caged it up, pruned, and trained it and it bore it’s first fruit in 2016. It was loaded that year, then much less so in '17, loaded again this year. I imagine I could reduce that biannual tendency via thinning, but haven’t attempted that as of yet.
The fruit is crisp, more sweet than tart, and juicy. I don’t know how it stores, but will find out this year. I picked a bucket of them today, gave them a wash and put them in the crisper. All of my trees had a single spraying of Imidan in June…that was it. In the future I hope to be more on the ball with timely sprayings. That said, this tree and the fruit is quite clean. I didn’t have to sort much to get nice looking fruit. Flyspeck was prevalent, but that never bothers me. Just wash it off and good to go.