(Happy Birthday to my granddaughter (11) and my mom (86).)
Last year I planted a colonnade crabapple tree and an apple tree. The apple tree didn’t survive but the crabapple is doing really well …so well that the branches were bent over from the weight of the rather large crabapples!
I read on a G+ discussion that I could pick them as soon as they started falling from the tree and then let them ripen in the house. So every day I’ve checked the ground beneath the tree. Yesterday I saw 3 or 4 apples so today I picked them.
Now to let them ripen (whatever that process looks like) and then it will be crabapple jelly!
-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)