Gold apples are a small to medium-sized varietal, averaging 5 to 8 centimeters in diameter, and have a round to conical appearance with flat, broad shoulders tapering to a wide base. The skin has a golden-yellow to bright yellow hue. Prominent lenticels envelop the apple's surface, and the thin skin is easily damaged, bruised, or shriveled. Underneath the surface, the white to ivory flesh is fine-grained, aqueous, and semi-firm, with a crisp but light, soft, and tender consistency. The flesh also encases a small central core filled with tiny dark brown seeds. Gold apples are faintly aromatic and have a balanced blend of sugar and acidity, creating a mild, sweet, and tangy taste with floral, honeyed, and fruity nuances.