Apples are pretty well universally accepted as a solid fruit.
Physically, yes they’re solid. But, they’re also always available and come in an impressive amount of variety.
One bite of a McIntosh apple highlights what makes these stand out from the others. They’re really soft. So soft, they seem to be perfect for making applesauce. I wouldn’t recommend making a pie with them, lol.
The peeling is different as it can actually peel off the apple with your fingers.
Yes, they’re sweet and juicy too.
Some apples keep well for possibly weeks and weeks. McIntosh Apples do not. Only buy these apples when you anticipate the entire bag to be eaten within 1-3 days.
The soft flesh, I think, contributes to the ease of decay.
However, they are super delicious nonetheless.