Apples Royal Gala is one of the most important and distinctive apple varieties. It is a heavenly cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red apples. These small but firm apples have a sweet taste, with a hint of vanilla flavour, and make for a great snack. They are usually orange and red in colour, mottled with pink stripes. The fruit’s flesh is creamy yellow, with a fine texture and mildly sweet aroma.