gala mildly sweet with vanilla notes


Gala apples were discovered in 1934 by New Zealand orchardist J.H. Kidd and are a cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red, an English favorite. They were introduced for commercial production in 1965, and made their way into the U.S. market in the 1970's.

With a mildly sweet flavor and long availability window, this apple is one of today’s most popular varieties. Galas are among the top 3 apple varieties grown in Washington State.


Exterior: Generally round with pale golden yellow with red stripes or blush skin
Interior: Firm and crisp with a slight yellow to cream interior
Experience: Mildly sweet and vanilla-like with a floral aroma. This is one apple that has a thinner skin than most

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Gala apples are available under the Stemilt label, while organic Gala apples can be found under our Artisan Organics label.

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How To Use Gala Apples

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How To Use Gala Apples

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Snacking, salads, juicing, cooking, baking and freezing

When Can I Find Gala Apples

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You can find Gala apples from Stemilt nearly all year long.

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Gala Apple FUN Facts

  • Gala apples are one of the first varieties Stemilt harvests in Washington State each August. Harvest continues into September.
  • Because of their early harvest date, Gala apples tend to be smaller in size than most, making this one a great choice for kids.
  • The Royal Gala strain was named to honor Queen Elizabeth II after she praised the apple during a visit to New Zealand.
  • Gala ranks 2nd in the list of top ten apple varieties grown in the U.S., trailing only Red Delicious.

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