This apple originated in New Zealand, a cross between Kidd's Orange Red and Golden Delicious. The Royal Gala strain was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, who deemed it her favorite during a visit to New Zealand. It was brought to the United States in the early 1970s, and is now one of the country's most popular apples. This crispy, juicy, very sweet apple is ideal for snacking.
- Galas can vary in color, from cream to red-and yellow-striped
- U.S. grown Galas are harvested beginning in mid-July
- Typically available year-round