What's it like?
It is a relatively early apple that has a snappy zest over a mellow sweetness. Its yellowish, juicy flesh is very firm. 'Galas' are noted for their eating quality out of hand. They are also excellent in salads and for the flavor they provide to sauces and ciders.
'Gala' is a cross between Kidd's Orange Red and 'Golden Delicious'. In recent years, buoyed by the success of 'Gala' imports from New Zealand, Americans have come to love the 'Gala' above almost all others.