An assertively sweet and crisp apple with floral and honey flavors and a satisfyingly crunchy flesh. This Gala has a refreshing astringent quality that makes for an outstanding fresh eating experience.
Store apples in their plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Bill and Andrea at Champlain Orchards are committed to ecological practices and are Eco-Apple certified. Due to the challenges of our Northeast climate, organic certification of apples is incredibly difficult. Their apples are never sprayed; only in the flowering stage are the trees treated using Integrated Pest Management to cut down on the risk of scab. No chemical pesticides are used on the orchards.
These were somewhat disappointing in taste and quality. I will stick with the Ambrosia (what a wonderful apple) and other varieties in the future.
We are really enjoying the Galarina apples. They are terrific apples for just eating raw: crisp, juicy and sweet, with just a little tart.