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How did the terribly bland Red Delicious apple come to dominate US grocery stores? The Atlantic recounts the rise of the Red Delicious, how the fruit lost its flavor, and why the apple is finding a market overseas.

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Dr Emilio Lizardo

I bought some red and golden delicious apples from a farmer's market. The farmer said he loved giving away samples and seeing people change their minds when they tasted what those varieties are supposed to taste like.

That said, the Pink Lady is the ultimate apple.