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Originally introduced to the market in 1965, the Gala is of New Zealander origin - a byproduct between a Cox's Pippin and Golden Delicious apples. Growing in popularity with consumers from the past 15 years because of its sweetness, fragrant odor and crisp constitution, the Gala is used primarily as a salad ingredient and snack food. It also makes for fair pies and other baked pastries. This apple variety is also smaller in size than its cousins.

Random apple fact (Courtesy of University of Illinois Extension):
  • 2,500 varieties of apple are grown in the U.S,; 7,500 worldwide.
  • The top apple producing states are Washington, New York, Michigan and California.