I have a crabapple tree with quite a bit of fruit on it. Until this year, I never even thought to try them, since they are fairly small and a bit deformed, etc. With my new interest in wild foods, though, I decided this was foolish and tried one yesterday. It tasted pretty good, although a little sour (which may be simply because it wasn't 100% ripe.) This got me excited.
So here's the dumb questions: is there any reason not to use crabapples? Can you use them just like regular apples? I have visions of crabapple sauce, cider, crabapple pies, etc... (It's a BIG tree!)