HISTORY OF THE GALA Apple
Gala apples were first discovered in the 1930s (some records say around 1934) in New Zealand, by J.H. Kidd. They are a cross between the Golden Delicious and the Kidd's Orange Red.
ABOUT THE GALA APPLE
Did you know that gala apples have a very thin skin compared to other apples? They are generally round, and are pale yellow with reddish stripes. Galas have even been described as being "blush" in their coloring. They are generally much smaller than some varieties of apples that you might find in the stores, which makes them great for children. A fresh gala apple will be firm and crisp, with a slight cream colored center. Sometimes you may have heard the called "Royal Gala Apples". This is because when Queen Elizabeth visited New Zealand, she loved the apple so much, it became royal!
FLAVOR OF A GALA APPLE
Gala apples are sweet to the taste, have almost a vanilla flavor to them and are very aromatic.
HOW TO USE YOUR GALA APPLES
Gala apples are great fresh, picked right from a Pyne Farm tree! They are also great apples to place in salads to give any fresh green salad a little sweetness. You can use gala apples for baking if you like the sweet flavor, and they are also great for cooking some of your favorite sauces! If you plan on saving your gala apples for future use, be sure to keep the refrigerated! This will help them maintain their sweetness and crispness.