Trying to identify apple tree
I saw an extraordinary apple tree over the weekend and I would love to know what it is and get one for myself.
It was growing in a remote fence line out in rural Sterns County. I suppose it is a crab apple. The apples were about the size of an egg and they had the shape of a perfect little miniature apple - wide at the top and tapering to the bottom. From a photograph, I think a person might believe they were looking at a full size apple. They were yellow/red, with the yellow being predominant. The tree itself was not really apple tree shaped. It was growing more tall than wide, as scrub trees usually do. Growing in the fence as it was, I don't suppose that is a proper indication of how the tree would grow if given proper room.
I confess that I got out of the car and picked a handful of them. For a tree that obviously got no attention, it had surprisingly few wormy ones. It is definitely a tart apple, but not completely lacking in sweetness, as crab apples can be. Maybe it isn't a crab apple, just a tiny apple.
I have tried looking it up on Hortiplex and searching -Heirloom Apple Trees - on the web, but I am finding photos to be scarce and descriptions very meager. If you could help me identify this little gem, I would be so very grateful. Carmellia