I prefer an apple with the proper texture, and crisp. Send those grainy, pretty things to the zoo.
I end up with a Granny Smith usually, simply because I can count on them being consistently crisp and not grainy. However, I do like golden delicious very well, when I find a good one.
I have had fuji and pink lady, each so good, I considered each the best ever at the time of eating them.
I'm kind of off apples right now. Have you seen the prices lately? I swear they're selling little dinky apples for more that the best tomatoes. Maybe it's just a local thing, but I don't need 'em that badly.
Is there a drought where you are?
My favorite are honey crisp and pink lady.
No, but our produce comes from all over the US. We even have apples imported from New Zealand. I like the pink lady and many others. Possibly a drought from one of the producing areas - maybe other weather related causes.
I dont like the apple, I like the strawberry.
I am not very particular though I dont want them to be mealy. I like the new Cosmic Crisp developed at Washington State University, a Land Grant school from where two of my three kids graduated. The other graduated from the very lefty University of Washington with two majors and three minors. She is a mess still four years after graduation.
She is a nanny actually.