Extra Red Gala Apple
Extra Red Gala is a variety of apple that was crossed in New Zealand and released in 1960. Its parents are Kidd's Orange Red and Golden Delicious. It was taken to the USA in 1972 by Stark Brothers Nurseries & Orchards Co. of Louisiana, Missouri. In recent years, buoyed by the success of Gala imports from New Zealand, American growers have become enthusiastic about the variety. It is a relatively early apple that has a snappy zest over a mellow sweetness. Its yellowish, juicy flesh is very firm. The original Galas retained the external colour from the Kidd's side, but some mutations found recently show a complete red colour. Galas are noted for their eating quality out of hand.