Crab apples are common in the UK in the early to mid autumn. They look like regular apples except they’re about one third of the size (although this can vary from species to species). If you try to eat one straight off the tree you’ll get a shock as they’re supremely bitter. But these little bad boys have a hidden secret; they’re super rich in pectin which means they’re excellent for making jelly.
Wild Scoundrels Foraging – Crab Apples