Flavor: Straightforward sweetness

Approximate Ripening: Late August – early September

Uses: Eating

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!