People get so excited about Honeycrisp! It is different - it has sweet juicy breaking flesh that is an unrivaled texture experience. For flavor it is sweet, with a hint of sweetness - not the most character for a pie - but if you need refreshment on a September day this apple is like watermelon on the 4th of July.
Gala - you can find these at the supermarket all year, so we only have a couple trees. When they are fresh, they are sweet with an almost floral aroma. Crisp. The ones you get in June about to celebrate their first birthday give apples a bad name. Eat a strawberry in June, eat these in September!