Originating in New Zealand, this variety of apple has been developed with a distinctive shape and flavor. The Sonya Apple is taller in shape than a traditional apple, standing more upright rather than round and stout. Covered with light red shading over a golden yellow and green background, the flesh of the Sonya Apple matures into a very sweet flavor with very little acidity. Sonya Apples are descendants of the Gala and Red Delicious varieties, with a flavor similar to the Golden or Red Delicious apples, but sweeter. When selecting, choose apples with unblemished skins that are firm to the touch. Choose those without blemishes and store in a refrigerator to keep for longer periods of time.