There are myriads of orchards so abundantly chocked full of crisp juicy fruit it makes one's head spin. The amount of food that goes to waste on the trees is staggering. In good growing years like this one the distributors just won't take more fruit; it would kill the market by driving the price way down. So they limit the supply by letting fruit rot in the orchards.
But our farmer neighbors tell us, "Take all you want! No, seriously... they're just gonna go to spoil if you don't pick 'em."
Let the applesauce making begin.