Close your eyes and think of an apple. Is it shiny and red? Big and curvy at the top and narrow down at the bottom? Yes, you're imagining a Red Delicious, the most ubiquitous apple in the country. Now picture yourself biting into it. Your teeth sink into the soft, mealy flesh, which is mildly sweet, slightly bitter, and uncomfortably dry ... yeah, these apples are not great. So how'd they get so popular?
Written by Reuben Westmaas June 22, 2018
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