Apples are among the most classic fruit flavors here in the United States. Texture of the fruit’s flesh varies slightly among varieties, but apples generally have a firm, crunchy yet juicy flesh that’s sweet with other dominant bitter, sour or tart flavors. The edible skin is usually thin and slightly waxy and can have a sweet or bitter flavor. In general, apple seeds are not edible and should be removed before eating.
Chances are, if you’re holding an apple, it’s ripe enough to eat! Apples are harvested when ripe, so they’re always ready to eat by the time they get to you. Unripened apples are usually very green in color, no matter the variety, and would not have developed enough to be tasty.