Royal Gala

Medium in size with a sweet flavour, ideal for pies, sauces and salads.

Royal Gala are characterised by a blush of pink of the skin, the colour varies from yellow to almost orange with deep orange stripes.Gala is a round sweet apple that fits nicely into a child’s hand. It is dense, sweet, aromatic and juicy with a white flesh.

Gala can be eaten fresh, included in salads or used as a cooking apple and is particularly suited to sauce.

Royal Gala and Gala originated in New Zealand around 1934,as the result of a cross between Red and Golden Delicious. They were introduced into Australia in the early 1980’s.

Red Delicious

A medium to large apple with a medium sweetness and scrip white, juicy flesh. Great in salads.
Red Delicious are a crimson to dark red apple, characterized by five distinct crowns on the base.It has a sweet, highly aromatic, creamy, white flesh.

Red Delicious is popular in many dessert dishes.

Red Delicious originated in Iowa, USA during the early 1870’s. A number of strains exist including Hi-early.

Sun Downer

Perfect for baking and a great eating apple.

Cripps Red (sold as Sundowner) have a dark red skin and round shape. Its most prominent feature is white markings called lenticels that occur naturally on the skin.

Sugar levels in Cripps Red apples (sold as Sundowner) improve with storage, making them a sweet, flavoursome apple, perfect for baking.
Cripps Red (sold as Sundowner) is a cross between a Golden Delicious and Lady Williams, and it originated in Western Australia.

Pink Lady

Large with a firm, sweet, crisp juicy flesh. Excellent in salads, sauces and pies.

Cripps Pink (sold as Pink Lady) has a pink blush over a greenish yellow base skin. Known as the Queen of apples, it is a crisp apple with a dense, firm flesh and an excellent, almost effervescent flavour. Cripps Pink (sold as Pink Lady) has a high sugar content making it perfect for cooking.

Cripps Pink (sold as Pink Lady) was developed in the 1970’s by John Cripps in Western Australia, and is a cross between Golden Delicious and Lady Williams.

Golden Delicious

Popular in tarts and pies, can also be caramelized for cakes and muffins.

Golden Delicious has a bright yellow to golden skin colour, sometimes with a pink tinge. It is at its best when the skin turns from green to gold.

It is excellent as an eating apple, with its crisp, creamy, white flesh, which is sweet, tasty and juicy.
Golden Delicious originated in 1912 in West Virginia, USA.



reg-of-growth-map The first of the year's apple production starts in February around Stanthorpe in Southern Queensland. Further south apples are grown around Bilpin, Orange and Batlow in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. The fertile soils, cool winter nights and irrigation systems in Victoria's Goulburn Valley around Shepparton makes it ideal as Australia's largest producing region of apples and pears, generally producing more than 30 per cent of the nation's apples and close to 90 per cent of the nation's pears. Tasmania has had a long history of apple production in its famously pristine climate and the moist south west of Western Australia are also important apple producing regions. Australian apples and also grown in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia completing a diverse spread of production that maintains a longer period of supply.