Kalei (pronounced "kay-lee") is a new apple variety developed by the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and released in February 2013. The word is Hawaiian for "lovable".
It is already available in Australia, and trials are taking place in Europe and the USA.
Kalei is derived from Gala, but developed to be far more scab-resistant than its parent. Although we are not aware of any apples developed with GMO technology, perhaps wary of the strength of the anti-GM movement the developers stress that Kalei was developed without the use of chemicals or genetic engineering.