Posted: 05/08/2015 at 06:29
But neither cider apples or crab apples will do you any harm if you taste one - they're just very sour and hard. Neither will poison you.
I'd wait until the apples are ripe (when the stems snap if you lift and twist the apple slightly) and then taste them, and try cooking with them too. Lots of apples can be used for both purposes - I find Granny Smiths and Cox's Orange Pippin both make good pie fillings as well as being 'eaters'.