About 18 years ago, I planted two apple trees. The poor things have been almost totally neglected. I think I've only pruned them maybe 3 times? And I have NEVER sprayed them. So, the apples are visited by many interesting (?) creatures and sustain a lot of damage. Nevertheless, I can pick up the ones that are "sound" and cut out the bad parts and use the rest for whatever I like. Today, I picked up a big apron-full and plan to make them into applesauce.
I once read a book by a lady who had moved to a South Sea Island with her husband. This was many years ago. Conditions were fairly primitive. There was no "packaging" of food. She wrote, "I soon learned that all that crawls is not garbage."
Every year I toy with the idea of spraying the trees. Maybe they would be healthier, but I don't think I would. I am so grateful for these apples! They are sweet and crisp... and safe.