Introduction to Market: 1965
Place of Origin: New Zealand
A cross between Kidd’s Orange Red and Golden Delicious, the Gala originated in New Zealand. Brought to the United States in the early 1970s, it is now one of the country’s most popular apple varieties. Galas can vary in color, but they have a very distinctive yellow-orange skin with red striping. Ideal for snacking, the Gala is crisp, juicy and very sweet. This variety is also great in salads, baking, pies and sauces. U.S.-grown Galas are harvested beginning in mid-July and are typically available year round.
Uses: Snacking, Salads, Baking, Beverages, Pies, Sauce