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Gala-Original Strain Apple

Malus domestica 'Gala-Original Kidd's D-8'
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The origial Gala strain to come into the US is known as Kidd's D-8 now.  It produces medium sized fruit with striping on a golden yellow-orangish skin that is distinctive.  The fruit is crisp, dense, aromatic and white with an subacid, sweet-tart flavor that keeps you coming back for more.  Gala is now one of the most popular apples in the world.  Ripens in early to mid-September and it stores will.  Very productive and should be thinned well for good size.

Alternate Name:  Stark Gala, Kidd's D-8 cultivar, Original Gala

Kidd's D-8 cultivar was bred in New Zealand in 1934 and was introduced into the US in 1965.  Its parents are Cox's Orange Pippin and Golden Delicious.  Gala revolutionized the apple industry and is now taking the place of the notable Red Delicious as one of the world's favorite apples.

Height
12-15
Spread
10-15
Zone
4-9
Color
Bright red
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Apple--- All Varieties
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