Flavor: Straightforward sweetness
Approximate Ripening: Late August – early September
Trivia: Gala comes from New Zealand, a cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red. Although it was developed in the 1930s, it wasn’t until 1974 that Stark Bros. Nursery gained a U.S. patent on the apple.
Notes: Gala has become one of the mainstays of the supermarket. As always, a fresh, orchard-picked Gala is a totally different experience. Taste that classic sweetness and see if you can go back to a bland, boring supermarket Gala!