The Gala apple is a cross between the Golden Delicious and the Kidd's Orange Red. It was developed in New Zealand by J.H. Kidd and introduced to the Untied States in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Named to honor Queen Elizabeth II, who claimed upon visiting New Zealand that it was her favorite apple variety, the Gala is a premium snacking apple that's red with faint yellow vertical stripes. It's one of the most popular apples produced commercially [source: U.S. Apple].
- Color - Red and yellow striped
- Flavor - Sweet and juicy
- Flesh - Crisp
- Best - Fresh
- Harvested - Starting in July