About to be America’s most popular apple, Gala apples have surged past the Red and Golden Delicious!  That’s because of its crisp, juicy and very sweet taste and a thin skin that makes for good eating.

Gala was bred and first planted in New Zealand in the 1930s, but was only introduced to the U.S. in 1974.

Gala apples, sometimes called Royal Gala after a popular strain, are excellent for snacking and salads.  Its creamy yellow background is striped in attractive shades of scarlet-red and orange.  It is somewhat resistant to bruising and stores well.

Gala is a favorite of professional bakers.