Royal Gala apple

/royl GAH-luh/

A tough apple from New Zealand raised around 1934 by Mr J Hutton Kidd in Greytown, Wairarapa Valley. It is a cross between Kidd's Orange Red and Golden Delicious. It is crisp, sweet and juicy with slightly yellow flesh. It is yellow flushed with a light, bright red or orange with bold red stripes and is sometimes slightly russeted, being slightly conical in shape. It is increasingly grown in South-East England and is picked from September to October and stores well until February. Royal Gala is bright red overall, while Gala is more orange in hue.