Red Delicious apple
This distinctive-looking apple is brilliant red in color, with an elongated shape and five knobs at its base. It's juicy and sweet but lacks any distinguishing tartness, which makes it good for eating out of hand but not for cooking. See also apple.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.