Are those the green ball things that stink when you crack them open? I remember seeing those everywhere when I walked home from school.
Actually some people DO eat crab apples. Also, it makes fantastic wine.
Actually, your Great grand parents used to make crab apple jelly. I remember having some as a kid. I wasn’t to keen on it though.
Crabapples are what happen most of the time when regular apple trees make baby apple trees. Culinary apples are basically random mutations that have been preserved as cultivars, as opposed to being allowed to breed randomly. (The same goes for citrus and lots of other fruits and vegetables, for that matter.) Very careful selective breeding can result in new culinary breeds of apple but that pretty much never happens in nature (except for the few rare breeds that have been discovered and preserved via grafting).
What are they fer? Throwin’ at cars! What, I grew up in the sticks. And apparently you can make pretty tasty jelly out of them lil’ green buggers.
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