In the last two weeks I've eaten a whole bag of apples at my desk . . . crisp, small, sharp and sweet is the Gala Apple, one of my favorites. If you are eating an apple and it's mushy, the skin tastes bitter and pulp is bland, it is not an apple you are eating.
No, you would be eating a product of a nationwide supermarket industry that stretches itself to supply our demand for fresh fruit year round. You might also be eating the wrong kind of apple for your tastes.