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Old 10-10-2018, 04:35 PM   #1
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Recently saw a news segment about Gala apples over taking the Red Delicious in popularity. I have never heard of Gala before as I've always considered Red Delicious as the best. So of course, next time at grocery store, I had to pick up a couple of Gala's. After a few bites, I must say, thumbs up on the Gala. I like the mild, yet still sweet taste of the Gala.

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Red Delicious has been the most-grown apple in America for decades, but according to trade group the U.S. Apple Association, they have been unseeded — er, unseated — by Gala apples.

The most-grown apples in America for 2018, says U.S. Apple, will now be (in order): Gala, Red Delicious, Granny Smith (for baking, we assume!), Fuji and Honeycrisp.
https://www.today.com/food/red-delic...-apple-t136674
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:53 PM   #2
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Been gala for some time. I agree. They are good
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I've tried Gala, Fuji, and Honeycrisp, and still prefer Red Delicious. That's all I buy unless I have no choice.
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I've tried Gala, Fuji, and Honeycrisp, and still prefer Red Delicious. That's all I buy unless I have no choice.
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They're all good, but I just love Red Delicious.
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Honeycrisp is my favorite!
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problem with red delicious is they turn mealy way too quickly. I like my apples crisp.
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in Upstate NY I love the local Empires. And they keep very well.
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I like Gold delicious better than red delicious. I like Honeycrisp best. But I have a lot of these apple trees in my yard.
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Living in a fruit growing region really turned me off to the Red Delicious apples that I grew up with. Gala's are good as well with Fuji's. I would buy almost any other apple over a Red Delicious now.

To me, it is like comparing USDA utility grade meat vs prime.

So much more quality compared to the price.
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I prefer Granny Smith, MacIntosh, and Macoun apples. I like them slightly under-ripe, firm and tart. Gala and Red Delicious are too sweet for my taste.
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problem with red delicious is they turn mealy way too quickly. I like my apples crisp.

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I like Gala also, plus one my mom recommended... pink lady...
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I prefer them very crisp so It’s usually Pippin or Granny Smith.
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My favorite is Ambrosia followed by Honeycrisp. I keep seeing new varieties (Sweet Tango, etc.) in the store so sometimes buy 2 each of several varieties to try them.
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Ambrosia....I can eat 1 a day without getting bored. I only saw those at Marianos (I am from the Greater Chicago area)
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Gala or Granny Smith. Agree that Red Delicious seem too mealy/mushy.
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Red Delicious is just hideous, mealy, mushy and awful flavor. Pink Lady is where it is at for eating from the bowl, Granny Smith for pies.
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If you’re baking pies and are in New England, the absolute best are R.I. Greenings, or Gravensteins. They’re hard to find, old varieties. Tart and crisp.
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+2. We’re a Honeycrisp household when available, Granny Smith otherwise. But Galas are also good.
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