The skin is smooth, but thick and tough.
Inside, the apple has yellowish-white, firm juicy flesh. It is aromatic, with a slightly-tart flavour.
The fruit stays well on the tree. The tree is a reliable bearer, and is hardy down to -13 F (-25 C.)
For fresh-eating or salads. Slow to brown when cut.
Stores up to 4 months.
Galarina Apples were developed from a cross done in 1978 between Gala and Florina Querina apples by the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique in Angers, France. The apple was further developed then released by the Quebec Apple Breeding Program in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Quebec.)
Clark, John R. and Finn, Chad E. Register of New Fruit and Nut Cultivars. HortScience Vol. 41(5). August 2006. Page 1101.
Shahrokh Khanizadeh, François Laurens, Yves Lespinasse, Yvon Groleau, Johanne Cousineau, Odile Carisse and Jennifer DeEll. Galarina. Quebec Fruit Breeding and Physiology Laboratory. Retrieved January 2011 from http://www.pgris.com/apple/galarinadescription.asp.