Paula Red is the forerunner of the Mac and would be classified as an earlier harvest apple. It is quite tart by our standards, but after the long wait for the new crop to ripen, you’ll enjoy each bite you take in late August. It is a lovely round and dusty red apple with a pinkish white flesh. It doesn’t store well but it tastes great right off the tree and makes quite a fine apple sauce. It is interesting to note that apple sauce made with Paula Red needs little or no sugar.