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Grandpa's Gala-like Rezista®
Malus domestica 'Grandpa's Gala-like Rezista®'
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- » Grandpa's Gala-like Rezista® is a scab resistant variety with a flavor and flesh similar to Gala.
Grandpa's Gala-like Rezista® is a striking dark red apple with subdued stripes. The medium size fruit is very juicy and medium firm with very good dessert qualities. It has an appearance and flavor that is very similar to Gala. It picks mid-season in mid- to late September. It hangs and keeps well on the tree and will store for several weeks.
Rezista® fruit varieties, which were bred in Europe recently, are unique for their disease resistances and tolerances for many of the most common apple diseases, including apple scab, mildew, fire blight, and bacterial canker. In some varieties, apple scab resistance is provided by multiple genes, which offer much improved and longer lasting resistance to apple scab. Most current "scab-resistant" apple varieties rely on a single gene to provide resistance. Research in Europe has shown that scab resistance provided by a single gene can be overcome by mutations in the strains of apple scab present in a grower's orchard. The Rezista® apple varieties were bred to provide when possible multiple gene resistance and promise to provide better and much longer lasting resistance.