Gala began its life, on a breeding research block, known by the less romantic name, “Kidd’s D8.” The apple was the most significant commercial success of famed New Zealand orchardist and fruit breeder, J.H. Kidd. Mr. Kidd sought to develop apples which not only looked appealing, but had complex flavors as well. Gala was a cross between the varieties Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red. The variety was introduced into the U.S. in the early 1970s, and despite concern this variety was too small for supermarket success, its popularity quickly took off. In 2018, the Gala overtook Red Delicious as the most popular apple grown in the United States. Made with 100% NY Apples