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Apples - Royal Gala

Apples - Royal Gala
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Availability

Royal Gala apples are harvested in late February and March and are available until September.

 

Storage and Handling

Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

The Royal Gala apple was developed as a cross between the Golden Delicious and a Kids Orange Red in the North Island of  New Zealand in the 1930's by Mr Kidd. The Rouyal Gala is a red mutation of the Gala apple.

 

Facts

  • New Zealand’s largest volume variety, 35% in 2015

Growing Facts

  • Most apples sold commercially are grown from trees that consist of two parts grafted together
  • A farmer takes a cutting from a healthy tree of a particular apple variety and grafts it on to the roots of other apple trees (rootstock), which are good at growing
  • Farmers do this to reduce the amount of damage from temperature extremes, pests and disease
  • The fruit that is grown will be the same variety as the cutting, not the rootstock
  • In New Zealand, Nelson, Hawkes Bay and Otago are the main growing regions, although apples are grown in many other parts of New Zealand

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 apple - 130g

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 304/73 234/56
Protein (g) 0.7 0.5
Fat, total (g) 0.4 0.3
- saturated (g) trace trace
Carbohydrate (g) 15.1 11.6
- sugars (g) 14 10.8
Dietary Fibre (g) 2.7 2.1
Sodium (mg) 1 1
Vitamin C (mg) 10 7.7

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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