Green Dragon Apple
The Green Dragon apple in appearance resembles a lime green Golden Delicious dotted with near-microscopic brown freckles
Resembling a Chinese lantern, the gooseberry is wrapped in a thin, papery, inflated skin. These very tart, piquant fruits turn from a pale green to an amber or gold color as they ripen and offer a flavor similar to a gooseberry or a tart green grape.
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Grown in both the southern and northern hemisphere, Gala Apples are available year round.
A cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red, the Gala apple is currently one of the most extensively grown apples in the world. It has an impressive lineage, being related as well to both the Delicious and Cox Orange Pippin varieties. It is also parent to several varieties such as the Jazz, Royal Gala and Pacific Rose.
Gala apples are covered in a thin yellow to orange skin, highlighted with pink to red stripes that vary in hue dependent upon the apples maturity. Their dense flesh is creamy yellow and crisp, offering a mildly sweet flavor and flora aroma. Gala’s that are allowed to reach the peak of their sweetness on the tree will have a deeper red hue and a slightly sweeter flavor.
Gala apples are a great snacking fruit as they are low in calories, high in water content and offer a fair amount of vitamins A, C and B. They also contain a dietary fiber known as pectin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and help prevent heart attacks. They also contain trace amounts of boron, which has been touted for its ability to help build strong bones.
The delicate flavor and texture of the Gala apple shines in fresh preparations. They are perfect for use in fruit, green and chopped salads. Add diced gala to fruit salsas and chutneys. Slice and add to burgers, paninis and crostinis. Their sweet flavor becomes milder when cooked making them perfect in baked preparations when paired with stronger flavored apples such a Granny Smith, Arkansas Black, Pippin and Mutsu. The flavor of pears, winter squash, onions, pecans, turkey, curry, brie, cheddar and Swiss cheese complement Gala apples.
Gala apples were developed in New Zealand in 1934 by apple breeder J.H. Kidd. Commercial distribution began in both Europe and the United States in the 1980’s. Gala apples grow well in both warm and cold climates and as result can be found growing in apple growing regions across the globe.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Brasserie||San Diego CA||858-450-9576|
|Hotel Del Coronado Banquets||Coronado CA||619-435-6611|
|Marriott Marquis & Marina San Diego||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Ki's Kitchen Commissary||Carlsbad CA||760-438-8606|
|Currant||San Diego CA||619-702-6309|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Juice||San Diego CA||646-250-8505|
|Cafe 21 Downtown Bar||San Diego CA||619-795-0721|
|Harney Sushi Old Town||San Diego CA||619-295-3272|
|Gelato Vero Café||San Diego CA||619-295-9269|
|The Wine Pub||San Diego CA||619-758-9325|
|Cafe 21 Adams||San Diego CA||619-640-2121|
|Bernard'O Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-487-7171|
|West Coast Tavern||San Diego CA||619-295-1688|
|Belmont Park Entertainment||San Diego CA||858-228-9283|
|Urban Solace||San Diego CA||619-295-6464|
|Burlap||San Diego CA||858 369 5700|
|Finch's Wine Bar & Bistro||La Jolla CA||858-456-4056|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Lil Piggy's||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|La Costa Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Bottega Americano||San Diego CA||858-326-1588|
|The Market by Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-237-1335|
|Sorority Cuisine - Kappa Delta||San Diego CA||510-512-2213|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|Table No. 10||San Diego CA||619-550-1262|
|Capri Blu||San Diego CA||858-673-5100|
|Aztec Shops Catering||San Diego CA||619-594-7641|
|Wet Stone Winebar and Cafe||San Diego CA||619-255-2856|
|Hotel La Jolla & CUSP||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
|Curiosity Catering||San Diego CA||619-241-6824|
|Bleu Boheme||San Diego CA||619-255-4167|
|Under Belly-Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-269-4626|
|Cafe 21 Downtown||San Diego CA||619-795-0721|
|Nobu||San Diego CA||619-814-4124|
|Venissimo Cheese North Park||San Diego CA||619-376-1834|
|Sorority Cuisine - Achio||San Diego CA||310-402-6195|
|Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering||San Diego CA||619-838-8268|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Terra Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-293-7088|
|Wine Steals Point Loma||San Diego CA||619-221-1959|
|Great News Cooking School||San Diego CA||888-478-2433|
|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
|Neighbor's||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Queenstown Public House||San Diego CA||619-546-0444|
|The Gingered Pear||San Diego CA||858-692-0510|
|Gift Card Redeem||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Soda & Swine||San Diego CA||619-269-7632|
|UCSD Food & Nutrition Department Hillcrest||San Diego CA||619-543-2764|
|Union Tribune||San Diego CA||619-299-3131|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|Uptown Tavern||San Diego CA||619-847-4688|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|Searcher||San Diego CA||619-226-2403|
|Cliffhanger Cafe Menu||San Diego CA||858-452-9858|
|Cafe 222||San Diego CA||619-236-9902|
|Union Kitchen & Tap||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Bake Sale||San Diego CA||619-515-2224|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
Recipes that include Gala Apples. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Engineer Baker||Apple Pie|
|A Cozy Kitchen||Apple and Cheddar Crostini|
|Mother Rimmy||Sweet Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash with Turkey and Swiss Cheese|
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