Find Balance With Subtly Sweet Gala

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 1970s.

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 color with red stripes or red blush skin

Interior: Firm and crisp, with a slight yellow to cream interior

Experience: Mildly sweet and vanilla-like, with a floral aroma. Gala has a thinner skin when compared with other popular apple varieties.

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

When can I find Gala ?

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

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 second in the list of top 10 apple varieties grown in the U.S., trailing only Red Delicious.
There's An Apple for That

There’s an Apple for That

Gala? Pink Lady? Granny Smith? Each apple variety has its own unique flavor, texture, color and cooking properties.

Find out which variety will work best for your next recipe or food pairing at our guide, There’s An Apple for That.