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Gala

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1934 by J.H.Kidd at Greytown Wairarapa, New Zealand. It was named in 1965. Fruits have firm, crisp, fine-textured, juicy flesh with a sweet and good aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Kidd's Orange Red x Golden Delicious
Sports:
Royal Gala
Galaxy
Prince Gala
Nanni

Accession No.
1976 - 144

  

Accession name
Gala (LA 69A)
Flowering time  ›››
27th April10% flowering
30th AprilFull (80%) flowering
8th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
59.79 mm 1
Width
65.08 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register