Earlier in the summer I decided to start spraying my trees. (Too lazy to find the thread.)
I’m actually getting apples for the first time in many years.
I started spraying late so some are eaten by bugs but at least they’re not so bad that I can’t work around it like they’ve been.
I’ve had 4 quarts of sauce so far, 2 pies worth of McIntosh put up, 15lbs of Cortland sitting on my counter waiting for time to put them up and I’d be amazed if my semi-dwarf doesn’t produce over a bushel of apples in good enough shape to store as apples (it’s a “winter apple” that needs about a month after picking to reach peak flavor).
I can’t wait until next year (or in about 5 years when the 4 new trees I have planned start producing). I’ll be giving apples away like they were zucchini.