(Not, by the way.)
My two tasting samples are small and medium, slightly oblate spheres with no appreciable ribbing.
These attractive compact apples are rock hard in my hand with a stripey red blush. Tiny, distinct tan lenticel dots lend a visual accent.
Where the blush is absent, Pixie's peel is yellow tinted with green; where thin, the color and blush meld for broad vertical streaks of brownish red.
Pixie's calyx is slightly parted. There is no aroma from these orchard-fresh apples, unbroken.
Biting into the light yellow flesh brings a satisfying yet delicate crunch and light, even flavors. These are generally balanced, floral, and spicy, with faint vinous qualities as well; one sample (the bigger, sweeter, more vivid one) had the faint suggestion of malt.
The flesh of the Pixie is medium coarse and juicy, firm but not hard, like that of Honeycrisp. The size is also attractive: sometimes you don't want much.
The aptly named Crunch has a winning texture and taste. I am glad that I had a second sample, because the first was a little washed out. The apple's breeder describes Pixie as "full flavored," so perhaps there is a range.
If you are into Honeycrisp for its great crunch, you should really try a few Pixies and get a superior flavor set, too.