Apple Red Delicious has a sweet but very mild flavor, somewhat reminiscent of slightly over-ripe melon. The flesh is juicy and has a light crispness. The skin can be quite tough. Overall Red Delicious can be quite a refreshing apple to eat, but its chief characteristic is that it has almost no flavor at all. Red Delicious apples have a very mild and sweet flavor. Most people find them bland in comparison to varieties such as Gala, Golden Delicious, or Fuji. Even so, the bright red color and historical significance of the Red Delicious apple make it an iconic variety.