They have tough, chewy yellow skin covered with red stripes. The skin can be russeted and have large lenticels on it. When the apples are fully mature, the skin can get greasy.
Though the apples have short stems, they hang well on the tree and few drop off.
Inside, they have firm, coarse, somewhat juicy flesh.
When fully mature, they have a somewhat sweet flavour, though they are occasionally bland and starchy.
Mid autumn harvest (late September, early October)
No direct relation to other apples named Gala.
Gala Supreme Apples are deemed better for commercial processing use because of their skin.
Gala Supreme Apples will store for up to 3 months in the right conditions.
Gala Supreme Apples were developed from a chance seedling of Red Delicious apples.
Miller, Stephen S. Apple Cultivars for the Mid-Atlantic Industry. In: Pennsylvania Fruit News. State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania. October 2004, Vol 84, no. 10. Page 22-23