An aromatic, sweet apple with a burst of flavor. The taste has hints of banana and strawberry. The dense flesh makes it lively and snappy when eaten. Gala is a premier fresh eating apple. While they can store well and retain their sweet flavor, some of their subtle flavor nuances disappear after several weeks off the tree. We think they are best right off the tree. They hold their shape when cooked, making them nice for sweeter pies, garnishes or dried. Gala’s are one of the first sweet apples of the season, starting around the first of September.