Apple Varieties in Virginia:
Put some bite into late summer apple sales with Gala!
More and more consumers are on the lookout for Gala apples when they arrive in stores in late August. With their distinctive red/orange color and yellow stripes, they are easy to spot; with their crisp texture and excellent taste, they are well worth the wait.
Gala is one of the first Virginia apple varieties available. However, unlike some mid-summer apples, they are crunchy, juicy and full of flavor.
They are an excellent choice for snacking and salads, and hold up well in baking. Galas were developed in New Zealand in 1934 as a cross between KiddÕs Orange Red Delicious and Golden Delicious. Today, with increased production by Virginia growers plus next day delivery, buyers can depend on the freshness and availability of Virginia Gala apples.
Taste and Bite
Crunchy, juicy, sweet-tart taste
Creamy yellow with red/orange stripes
Delicious as a snack
Wonderful in salads
Just right for cooking and baking
One of the earliest local apples available in Fall
Ready for sale from the end of August through November
Excellent Shelf Life
10 to 14 days
In tray packs
In various bag sizes, bins or bulk
PLU stickering available
Next day delivery