Why are Red Delicious apples absolutely not delicious?

Red Delicious is perhaps the biggest misnomers in the entire realm of fruits and vegetables. They're mealy, mild, and wholly unexciting compared to such greats as the Gala, Fuji, and Granny Smith. So how come the Red Delicious was America's favorite Apple for more than 70 years? And why has it finally fallen from grace?

To find out, Atomic Frontier visited the Belkin Family Lookout Farm in Natick, MA.

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