Shimla apples come in a variety of sizes and shapes, ranging from little to large and round to oblate to conical in shape. Waxy, glossy, or smooth skin in red, green, yellow, or orange tones is possible. The skin can be plain or bi-colored with striping and blush. The flesh might be firm, pale yellow to cream-colored, juicy, crunchy, or crisp, depending on the variety. Shimla apples come in a variety of flavors, from sweet to sour, and can have a strong or subtle smell.