Gala Melinda

Name Gala Surname Melinda harvest season from 10/8 to 10/9 place of birth Mountains of Trentino Distinctive features "Smooth and waxy"
 

The apple that is so good it makes everyone happy. 

With its lively red colour and eye-catching appeal it seems to be saying: “eat me”! Always sweet and agreeable, Melinda Gala is a favourite with everyone: adults and especially children. In the Valleys of Trentino, this variety is already being picked at the end of August, making it the first Melinda to be harvested. Due in part to its medium-small size, it is then immediately available on your table. And in your hands. And in those of your children.

Melinda Gala loves fruit salad…

So popular with everybody, Melinda Gala is also perfect when teamed with other fruit. It is in fact exceptional in any fruit salad and also excellent when juiced! 

FLAVOUR

Its easy flavour is a hit with everyone. Always very sweet and agreeable.

SIZE AND WEIGHT

Melinda Gala apples are general small or medium in size (60 to 75 mm in diameter, 110 to 180 g in weight). 

SHAPE

Slightly elongated. Regular, spherical surface.

SKIN COLOUR AND CHARACTERISTICS

Red in colour, varying in intensity but always streaky on a yellowish-green base.  It belongs to the group of varieties called “two-tone”.

FLESH COLOUR AND CHARACTERISTICS

Creamy white with a consistency that varies from crisp and juicy to soft and mushy, depending on how ripe the fruit is.

PICKING PERIOD

Generally the last ten days in August or early September. It is the first Melinda apple to be picked. 

AVAILABILITY

From early September to the end of April.

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES

“Smooth and waxy”: the natural waxes that form on its skin make it feel very good to the touch.

STORAGE

As soon as possible after purchase, put the apples in the “Fruit and veg” compartment in a normal home refrigerator (ideal temperature 3-4 °C) and take them out no more than 2 hours before eating.
The apples should not be stored for several days at room temperature, either in the summer or the winter, as temperatures of over 4 °C speed up their ripening process and deterioration of the organoleptic and physical characteristics of their flesh.
Even storage in dark cool places (e.g. home cellars), while preferable to storage in ordinary conditions, does not keep the apples in as good a condition as that ensured by refrigeration.

HOW TO ENJOY THEM

This is an apple for everyone, for any time of day, but thanks to its easy flavour, sweetness and not overly firm flesh, it is a particular favourite with children. It is exquisite juiced.

NB: in order to enjoy all the fragrance of these apples, they should not only be stored as described above in a home refrigerator, but also eaten within 7 days after purchase.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

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La Regina dell'estate! Le Golden più verdi si chiamano Melinda Green e nella loro polpa, così fresca e succosa, si trova tutto il gusto dell'estate!
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