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Royal Gala

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured clone of Gala. Discovered in 1971 by H.W. Ten Hove, New Zealand. Introduced in 1974 by D.W. McKenzie, Fruit Research Orchard, Havelock North, New Zealand. Fruits are sweet, crisp and juicy with an aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Tenroy
Availability
Material in the National Fruit Collection not currently available.
Parentage:
Sport of Gala

Accession No.
1979 - 047

  

Accession name
Royal Gala
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
5th MayFull (80%) flowering
11th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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