The Gala apple tree is a noted grandchild of Cox's Orange Pippin, with some of the aromatic qualities of the famous apple, but very crisp and sweet without the tang of Cox. The Gala apple tree was created by orchardist J.H. Kidd in New Zealand, who also developed the Kidd's Orange Red. The Gala apple has red striping over golden skin, a beautiful apple. Gala is a precocious bearer.