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Apples - Royal Gala


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.



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 Royal Gala is a red mutation of the Gala apple.



  • New Zealand’s most exported apple, making up 33% of all apple exports in 2020


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

1 apple - 130g

  Average Quantity
per serving
% Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity
per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 277/66 3% 213/51
Protein (g) 0.3 1% 0.2
Fat, total (g) 0.4 1% 0.3
- saturated (g) 0.02 0% 0.02
Available carbohydrate (g) 13.9 4% 10.7
- sugars (g) 13.5 15% 10.4
Dietary Fibre (g) 2.7 9%* 2.0
Sodium (mg) 0 0% 0
Vitamin C (mg) 6 16% RDI* 5

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ
Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs
*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

Source: FOODfiles