Did you know that once an apple variety has been “discovered” horticulturists often try to “improve” it by looking for tree mutations that produce minor changes in the way it looks, keeps, or tastes? In the case of the Gala apple, one “improvement” that breeders have sought is to increase its redness. Our Galas are primarily a variety called ROYAL GALA. It has been available since the early 1990s and is described in one nursery catalogue, “Pronounced red stripes over an orange-red undercolor…the standard to which other Galas are compared.” The descriptions of more recent Gala varieties often emphasize how red the apple will get, but we love the yellow/orange/red of ours, the colors of summer sunset. We are also dedicated to good taste and texture, and ROYAL GALA in our opinion remains the standard against which other Galas are compared..