My family and I took a drive through a local park tonight and stopped at a wild apple tree that grows on the side of the road. We've visited this tree for a few years now, and the flavor and texture of its apples is simply fantastic! Last year was a bad year for the tree, it hardly produced and what was there was bug-ridden and rotten. This year the tree is dripping with ruby-red fruit. The flavor is like that of a tart Jonathan or Granny Smith, with the gritty texture of a Stayman-Winesap. The apples are small, just a little smaller than an average apricot. If you see an apple tree all by its lonesome along a country road, it's worth a stop to get some of these wonderful apples!