The apple tree in my parents yard is huge and loaded with perfect little green apples. My parents hate the tree and have promised to call me as soon as the apples start turning red. Even if the deer get all the apples on lower branches, there will still be a ton for us. We'll spend a day picking and another canning but it will be worth it in the money we save. I'm thrilled!
The moral of the story; it never hurts to ask!