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Virginia Apples


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Gala.Put some bite into late summer apple sales with Gala

More and more consumers are on the lookout for Gala apples when they arrive in stores in late August. With their distinctive red/orange color and yellow stripes, they are easy to spot; with their crisp texture and excellent taste, they are well worth the wait.

Gala is one of the first Virginia apple varieties available. However, unlike some mid-summer apples, they are crunchy, juicy and full of flavor.

They are an excellent choice for snacking and salads and hold up well in baking. Galas were developed in New Zealand in 1934 as a cross between KiddÕs Orange Red Delicious and Golden Delicious. Today, with increased production by Virginia growers plus next day delivery, buyers can depend on the freshness and availability of Virginia Gala apples.

Virginia Gala apples -
the customers' choice

Because of their taste and bite
*Crunchy, juicy, sweet-tart taste

Because of their looks
*Creamy yellow with red/orange stripes

Because of their versatility
*Delicious as a snack
*Wonderful in salads
*Just right for cooking and baking

Virginia Gala apples-
the retailers' choice

Because of their availability
*One of the earliest local apples available in Fall
*Ready for sale from the end of August through November

Because of excellent shelf life
*10 to 14 days

Because of packing options
*In tray packs
*In various bag sizes, bins or bulk
*PLU stickering available

Because of immediate shipping
*Next day delivery
*Fresh-from-the-orchard apples

Virginia Apple Varieties:
Ginger Gold
Golden Delicious
Granny Smith
Red Delicious

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This site is brought to you by the Virginia State Apple Board -- an official commodity board
of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services -- promoting research, education
and marketing efforts for the state's apple industry through assistance to the
Virginia Apple Growers Association.

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434.984.0573, Fax: 434.984.4156