The Gala is related to Golden Delicious, this apple originated in New Zealand. The Gala apple blends modern and old-fashioned parentage. It is aromatic with a very sweet flavor and crisp and firm texture.
Gala is a cross between Kidd's Orange Red and Golden Delicious - a highly promising start ! The colouration of Gala is exactly as you would expect from a cross between a Cox-type variety (Cox is one of the parents of Kidd's Orange Red) and Golden Delicious. It starts out as a very light coloured Cox, mainly orange streaks over yellow; mature apples are much darker, often a strong red colour.
Very good for eating fresh. Voted tops by Epicurious tasters for a delicious aroma, and is a tied winner for the most pleasantly sweet apple. It is also excellent in salads, sauces, pies, and other baked goods.