One of the jobs I got done last week was to finish picking all the apples off the trees in the backgarden. I have been a bit naughty this year and a lot of them have fallen and rotted on the ground or been eaten by the wildlife - but then again, perhaps I have been good to the wildlife!
By the time I actually came to strip the trees there weren't a huge amount left, well, there were quite a lot, but so many of them were tiny and not worth keeping, so they went on the compost heap I am afraid.
The trees were here when we moved in 18 years ago and we have never been sure whether or not they are eaters or cookers. We have eaten them occasionally, but more often I use them as cooking apples and I intend to peel and flash freeze this little lot and then we will be able to have apple pie, crumble and flapjack during the winter - yum!