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Regal Prince Apple

By Leoni Mitchell, Dec 30 2015 01:58PM

Why Regal Prince Gala?

Regal Prince Gala also known as Gala Must is a small and medium size fruit, very crispy and aromatically sweet. Regal Prince Gala is a heavy cropper.

The History:

Regal Prince Gala is a red sport of Royal Gala which is widely known in the Western European countries. Regal Prince Gala origins start in New Zealand where the first Gala apple tree was one of many seedlings resulting from a cross between a Golden Delicious and a Kidd’s Orange Redplanted in New Zealand in the 1930s by orchardist J.H. Kidd. Donald W. McKenzie, an employee of Stark Bros Nursery, obtained a US plant patent for the cultivar on October 15, 1974. The variety is also an increasingly popular option for UK top fruit farmers. It is a relatively new introduction to the UK, first planted in commercial volumes during the 1980s. The variety now represents about 20% of the total volume of the commercial production of eating apples grown in the UK, often replacing Cox’s Orange Pippin.

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