If you find a way around the exploit for stable even better! If not...
Remove the "Search for apples" for 0.61 stable until a redesign is in place.
We should see more players looking for food and hunting/fishing, this makes DayZ fun and ALIVE.
The apple glitch just ruins all of the magic.
It is a game breaking bug in terms of the survival side of DayZ.
Plus having canned food rarer for stable will enrich the hunting/fishing.
(And maybe the berries too if happens the same way)