What a show stopper! You can see why some apple breeders become obsessed with creating red-fleshed apples that also have good eating qualities.
Did they succeed with Ruby Red?
I’ve seen a few pink-fleshed apples, but Ruby’s strawberry-red flesh almost matches the well-colored red peel.
Small light lenticel spots and a crown of russet add further visual interest.
That gorgeous red magenta flesh is inside, fine grained and a little spongy. The flesh deeper in is a lighter pink. Though juicy enough it also runs dry, but is plenty flavorful.
The sweet-tart balance leans towards the tart, with noticeable acidity, but is still pretty good.
I get spice and a little grapefruit and a very little berries. With better texture this would not be a bad apple at all, if an offbeat one, maybe not for everyone.