any votes for red delicious?
As popular as red delicious is in supermarkets I'm wondering if it has any fans among fruit enthusiasts. It's never impressed me as a variety, but I never buy them, and I honestly can't really remember eating one (although I'm sure I've eaten plenty, especially as a child.) I figure it would be really uncool for a fruit enthusiast to like a red delicious even if it were a really good apple. It might be like an ornamental tree enthusiast that worked at an arboretum wanting to plant a Bradford pear in his suburban yard at home: if you were really into trees, you probably just couldn't really like what the masses like. So is red delicious better than fruit enthusiasts are willing to admit? Or have productivity and cosmetics and shelf life completely trumped taste?