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Royal Gala apple

Last updated 25 Dec 2012.

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Current rating: 4.1 out of 5. Total votes cast: 25

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21 Jul 2017 
Juicy, fairly crisp, and rather soft (though not mushy or mealy). A rather uninspiring and dare I say almost objectionable flavor, though it does have a decent enough after-taste. I had a hard time finishing the one apple I tried; to be fair it may have been an older apple past its prime. I don't know that I'd be willing to try it again though, in the hopes it was a fluke, as there are much better apples out there.

11 Nov 2012 
Usually a sweet variety and nearly always crisp and juicy I personally find that the French Royal Gala available September is the sweetest and most aromatic and crispest Have had some from a former eastern block country and they were oxidising before you bit into them. Very poor English are not usually very crisp but taste good

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Orange-red sweet, crisp medium-size fruit.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Sport of Gala
  • Originates from: New Zealand
  • Introduced: 1934
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1884

Relationships to other varieties

This variety is a sport (natural genetic mutation) of:

Offspring of this variety:

Royal Gala identification photos from official fruit collections

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Royal Gala identification photos from website visitors

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2014 season

  • 19th May  2014  - tree owned by Brenda in MARION, United States

2013 season

  • May  2013  - tree owned by Brenda in MARION, United States

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2014 season

  • 3rd week August  2014  - tree owned by Brenda in MARION, United States

2013 season

  • 3rd week August  2013  - tree owned by Brenda in MARION, United States
  • 3rd week March  2013  - tree owned by Katrina in NELSON, New Zealand

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