Gala is a cultivar of apple especially popular in the United States of America.
Originally bred in New Zealand in the 1930s as a cross between the Golden Delicious and the Kidd's Orange Red, the Gala was introduced to the United States in 1974 and its popularity has been steadily rising ever since. by 2006, it was the second most consumed apple in the US, after only Red Delicious.
True Gala apples are primarily yellow in color, with some red striping. However, another apple that is often confused with the Gala is the Royal Gala, which is a vibrant red color and sweeter. The Royal Gala is a cultigen (mutant variety) of the Gala.