It’s official. Gala has taken over the Number 1 spot as America’s most popular apple variety… based on orchard production projections for 2019.
Local, fresh crop Gala Apples are now in peak season from orchards in the Mid-Atlantic, New England and Mid-West. Organic and conventional Gala Apples from the Pacific Northwest, are now in season! The 2019 fresh crop will be at its best during September through October. Expect great taste and texture on all of this fresh crop fruit during early fall. Larger-scale growers put some their harvest into controlled atmosphere storage so they can sell the rest of their 2019 crop during December, January and beyond.
The ever-popular Gala Apple is an accessible variety that the whole family will love. Good ones are lightly crisp yet easily chewable, have thin tender skins, and taste juicy, sweet and pleasantly mild. Gala Apples are ideal for snacking out of hand, but you can also use them on salads and in many baking recipes.