Learn About Gala and McIntosh Apples On The Farm | Apple Holler

Learn about Gala and McIntosh Apples

Gala apples
Gala apples originated on the other side of the world in New Zealand.  Gala apples are believed to be a cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red apples.  Brought to the USA in the 1970’s, Gala apples are one of the most widely grown apples globally.

Gala’s have a  golden yellow and red exterior with a slightly yellow interior color.  They have a mildly sweet flavor and crisp texture.  Known as a good snacking apple they are also good for baking, juicing and freezing.

McIntosh apples

McIntosh apples have been around much longer than Gala.  They were discovered and cultivated by John McIntosh in Canada in 1811.  The trees entered the US market in the early 1900’s.

McIntosh apples are small to medium size with a vivid red and green skin that is easy to peel.  Considered an all-purpose apple, McIntosh apples are good for eating and cooking.  They are well known as a dessert apple that breaks down quickly and requires a shorter cook time than most others.  When picked, McIntosh apples are sweet, juicy, and tart with a bit of spice to the flavor.

Come to Apple Holler and pick some Gala and McIntosh apples!

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