Royal Gala Apple


Gala apples are small and red apples that are mild and sweet. They are a very popular variety of apple that are readily available in many areas. They are particularly popular in the US.


Other names: Gala, Tenroy
Translations: Royal Apple Gala, Royal Gala &, رويال غالا أبل, Apple Royal Gala, ロイヤルガラアップル, 로얄 갈라 애플, Краљевски Гала јабука, Royal Gala Mela, Apple Royal Gala, Ройал Гала Apple, Reial Apple Gala, Royal kasiyahan Apple, रॉयल पर्व एप्पल, רויאל אפל גאלה, Ройал Гала Apple, 皇家嘎拉苹果, Royal Gala Omena, Real Apple Gala, Royal Гала Apple

Physical Description

Gala apples are small and red and may have green or yellow skin portions. They are sweet and mild with a thin and soft skin. The flesh is white or pale yellow, and soft, making them better fruit for snacking than for cooking, as they may not hold up well in bakery dishes.

Colors: Red with some minor variation

Tasting Notes

Flavors: sweet, mild
Mouthfeel: Juicy and soft
Food complements: Almonds, Cheese, Sugar
Wine complements: Sweet white wine
Beverage complements: Herbal tea
Substitutes: Fuji, Mcintosh, Red ladies

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: may, june, july, august, september, opctober
Peak: september
Choosing: Choose a blemish free apple that is firm to the touch, smells sweet and has a smooth skin.
Buying: Royal gala apples are widely available. Most grocery stores carry them. For a freshes selection, try fruit stands or farmer's markets.
Procuring: Gala apples grow on trees in orchards and are picked when full size and red in color.

Preparation and Use

Royal gala apples are great as a snack, or in apple sauce. Be sure to clean each apple very well and dry with a kitchen towel. Eat shortly after cutting, or toss with lemon juice to avoid the fruit turning brown. They are wonderful by themselves, or paired with cheese or nuts.

Cleaning: Wash well with cool water and scrub to remove any wax. Dry with a kitchen towel or paper towel.

Conserving and Storing

Store royal gala apples in the refrigerator for long periods of time, or on kitchen counter tops for short periods of time. If apple is not yet ripe, place in paper bag until desired level of ripeness is achieved. Toss pieces of apple in lemon juice and store in tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.


Apples are popular in much of the world. Royal gala apples are particularly popular in the US.

History: The royal gala apple came from a cross-breding of golden delicious and a Kidd's orange red planted in New Zealand in the 1930s



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