Gala apples are usually red with part of the fruit colored with green or yellow-green vertical stripes. Gala apples are fairly resistant to bruising and are sweet, grainy, with a mild flavor and a thinner skin than most apples. Qualities indices include firmness, crispness, and sweetness.
Gala apples originated in New Zealand in the 1930’s, and are a cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red. They were first commercially produced in 1965, and appeared in the U.S. market in the 1970's.
Gala apples have a mild, sweet flavor and are very popular with consumers.