|Origin||Kidd’s Orange Red × Golden Delicious, raised by J. H. Kidd, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand, about 1934.|
|Tree||Moderate vigour, upright, fairly spreading, spurs freely.|
|Disease status||Susceptible to scab, mildew and fireblight.|
|Chilling requirement||Medium, 600 hours; red strains similar.|
|Blossom and pollination||
Golden Delicious, Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Fuji; red strains flower at same time but do not cross-pollinate each other.
|Fruit shape||Tall conical, size can be small; needs care with thinning.|
|Skin and flesh||
Solid orange-red on 50% of surface.|
Creamy flesh, firm, crisp, sweet and juicy with flavour, excellent texture and eating quality.
|Harvest and yield||
About a week before Jonathan, third to fourth week February.|
|Storage||Keeps quite well; no bitter pit, scald or breakdown.|
Imperial Gala - Sport, New Zealand. Patented by Flemings. Outstanding bright red with significant stripe;yellow to creamy flesh, finely textured, firm crisp, juicy; excellent flavour.
Regal Gala - Sport, W. Fulford, Hastings, New Zealand. Patented by Flemings. 80–90% solid red;creamy white flesh, crisp and juicy, flavour good; not as distinctive as other striped Galas.
Royal Gala - Sport of Tenroy, Greyton, New Zealand. Patented by ANFIC. Medium round,bright red stripe overall, very attractive; creamy, fine-textured flesh, crisp, sweet and juicy.
Galaxy - Sport from Royal Gala, appears to be more stable. Patented by ANFIC. Medium round, bright red with distinctive green-yellow stripe; darker than Royal and supposed to have very little reversion; creamy, fine-textured flesh, crisp, sweet and juicy.
This information forms part of Agfact H4.1.12 Apple varieties.