Quickly becoming the new top apple variety in the United States, Gala is mildly sweet and accessible year-round. Gala apples were discovered in New Zealand circa 1934 by Orchardist J.H. Kidd. A cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s orange red apples, the Gala boasts a sweet flavor with hints of vanilla and has a floral aroma. On the outside, Gala apples are round, a pale golden yellow background and stripy red blush covering it. On the inside, these apples are firm and crisp with a slight yellow to cream hue. Gala apples have an early harvest date, and are generally a bit smaller in size than most other apple varieties which means they are great for kids and for snacking.
When are Gala Apples in Season?
Gala apples are harvested in Washington State in August and available year-round.