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Page Title: Gala

Gala Apple Slice

History of the Gala Apple

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. Some varieties have Cox's Orange Pippin, a wonderful old-fashioned English favorite, and both Red and Golden Delicious in its family tree. It ripens early and keeps well.

 

Description

Very sweet, crispy and juicy. Medium size. Short season. Available from mid August. Good-quality Gala apples will be firm with smooth and clean skin. The coloring will usually be yellow with red stripes, but some new strains are nearly solid red. Test the firmness of the apple by holding it in the palm of your hand. (Do not push with your thumb). It should feel solid and heavy, not soft and light.

 

General Usage

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.

 

What to Avoid

Avoid apples with soft or dark spots. Also if the apple skin wrinkles when you rub your thumb across it, the apple has probably been in cold storage too long or has not been kept cool.

 

Favorite Recipes

 APPLE CRUMB TARTS
 WHEAT BERRY WALDORF SALAD
 WILMA JANE'S NOBBY APPLE CAKE
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