Definition of Royal Gala in English:

Royal Gala

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noun

A New Zealand dessert apple of a variety with red and yellow skin.
More example sentences
  • Royal gala, the first variety to be picked, are now fetching growers up to $3/kg in Brisbane and Sydney markets and retailing at special prices below $4.
  • When I visited they were packing Royal Gala for the supermarket, who had specified that the apples should be 60% red and above a certain diameter, measured to the nearest millimetre.
  • The orchard has been planted with just half a dozen favoured varieties, the ones that sell well — Cox, Braeburn, Royal Gala — and one or two experimental ones, including one from China.

Origin

1960s: originally Gala, but renamed following a visit by Queen Elizabeth II, who was impressed by this variety.

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