My apple trees bloomed at about the same time as my saskatoon bushes did. However, there seems to be some difference in the amount of fruit they yielded. As we saw on Sunday (or yesterday, I guess it was), there are not too many berries on there. The apple trees, on the other hand, have about a zillion apples on them. I guess the difference is that the apple trees were not drowning for most of the spring.
The problem with crab apples is that they aren’t really that great to eat by themselves. You have to do something with them. Generally I make applesauce, but I feel that there are way too many apples for that. I don’t have enough room in my freezer. Although if we get another thunderstorm with massive amounts of winds, I won’t have to worry about the apples either, because they will all blow off.