The first Gala apple tree was one of many seedlings resulting from a cross between a Golden Delicious and a Kidd's Orange Red planted in New Zealand in the 1930s by orchardist J.H. Kidd. Donald W. McKenzie, an employee of Stark Bros Nursery, obtained a US plant patent for the cultivar on October 15, 1974. The variety is also an increasingly popular option for UK top fruit farmers. It is a relatively new introduction to the UK, first planted in commercial volumes during the 1980s. The variety now represents about 20% of the total volume of the commercial production of eating apples grown in the UK, often replacing Cox's Orange Pippin.
Gala apples are small and are usually characterized red with a portion being greenish or yellow-green, vertically striped. Gala apples are fairly resistant to bruising and are sweet, grainy, with a mild flavor and a thinner skin than most apples. Quality indices include firmness, crispness, and sweetness.
Royal Gala can be eaten fresh, included in salads or used as a cooking apple and is particularly suited to sauce.
Gala is a round sweet apple that fits nicely into a child’s hand. It is dense, sweet, aromatic and juicy with a white flesh.
Serving Size 1 medium (2-3/4" dia)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 2Calories 71
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 0.24g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.039g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.07g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19.06g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
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