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Apples, Gala

Gala Apples
Markon First Crop (MFC) Gala Apples exceed USDA standards for color and shape, offering consistent texture, sugar levels, color, and taste.

Product Details

Shelf Life:
Julian pack date.
Ethylene Producing:
Ethylene Sensitive:
Size designations are based on the approximate number of apples that fit in a 40-lb. carton, so the larger the number, the smaller the apple.
Both U.S. and Washington State grade apples based on color and percentage of defects. Specifically, grading is based on skin color, shape, scarring (caused by branches rubbing the fruit), Brix - Granny Smith only (Brix is a measure of sugars/sweetness in the fruit; it is expressed as degrees.) Grades (from best to good quality): Washington Extra Fancy Premium (WX PRE), Washington Extra Fancy 1 (WX 1), Washington Extra Fancy 2 (WX 2), U.S. Extra Fancy (USX), Washington Fancy (WF).

Available Offerings from Markon for Apples, Gala

Description Net Weight Pack GTIN UPC
Apples, Gala 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 88 COUNT WX1 2 06 11628 94070 4 6 11628 94070 0
Apples, Gala 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 100 COUNT WX1 2 06 11628 94099 5 6 11628 94099 1
Apples, Gala 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 100 COUNT USX 0 06 11628 94100 4 6 11628 94100 4
Apples, Gala 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 100 COUNT WX PRE 0 06 11628 94120 2 6 11628 94120 2
Apples, Gala 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 125 COUNT WF 2 06 11628 94130 5 6 11628 94130 1
Apples, Gala 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 125 COUNT WX1 2 06 11628 94135 0 6 11628 94135 6
Apples, Gala 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 150 COUNT WX1 2 06 11628 94150 3 6 11628 94150 9

Storage Tips:

Refrigerate and keep at high humidity; apples give off ethylene and are sensitive to it, so store appropriately.

Handling Tips:

Handle with care to prevent bruising and decay. Rinse whole fruits and vegetables in clean running water prior to using.

General Usage Ideas

  • Chop Idaho potatoes and apples into cubes; mix with olive oil and salt; roast with rosemary.
  • Accent brown rice or stuffing with fresh cranberries, sautéed mushrooms, and chopped apples.

Fall / Winter Usage Ideas:

  • Layer thin slices of MFC Gala Apples, fennel, and MFC Idaho Potatoes; pour Béchamel sauce over top; bake
  • Simmer chopped turkey, par-boiled MFC Idaho Potatoes, RSS Baby Carrots, cubed MFC Gala Apples, and MFC Tarragon in gravy; serve in individual pastry bowls
  • Coat halibut steaks with Dijon mustard; layer with thinly sliced MFC Gala Apples; sear until potatoes are browned and fish is cooked

Spring / Summer Usage Ideas:

  • Deep fry slices of MFC Gala Apples, MFC Idaho Potatoes, parsnips, and sweet potatoes; sprinkle with salt and serve with hummus
  • Toss ribbons of MFC Gala Apples with RSS Asian Spring Mix and sesame-ginger dressing
  • Mix MFC Gala Apples into chicken or turkey salads

Did You Know?

Washington apple growers who pack Markon First Crop are the largest and most sophisticated in the industry, with the most rigorous quality control standards. Their electronic sorting machines guarantee consistent size and grade in every box. Washington apples are 'put to sleep' during storage season using a process called Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Storage. The fruit is placed in large, airtight refrigerated rooms where temperature, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and humidity are carefully controlled. This storage method slows respiration, which in turn slows ripening, so the apples stay firm and crisp for months. Washington's harvest begins as follows (depending on weather conditions): Gala and Golden Delicious - Mid-August; Red Delicious, Granny Smith, and Fuji - Early September; Braeburn - October. California apple shipments typically begin in January and continue until supplies are exhausted.