THE QUEEN’S FAVOURITE APPLE HITS THE SHOPS
Royal Gala Marlene® opens the South Tyrol apple season.
Firm, crunch and juicy, Royal Gala Marlene® will be available from early September in supermarkets and your local greengrocers’. This delicious apple is the first of the 11 varieties grown by the VOG Association to arrive on the shelves, fresh and in season, from the unspoilt valleys of South Tyrol.
Cultivated in the area between Merano and Salorno, in the fruit orchards situated between the Adige and Passer rivers, Royal Gala Marlene® originates from New Zealand and owes its name to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom who, during a visit to the Oceanian islands, described the apple as her favourite.
With its sweet, slightly tart aroma, Royal Gala Marlene® can be eaten raw and cooked, in tasty appetisers or with cooked meats and cheeses.
Ask your greengrocer, or look for it in the fruit and vegetable departments of your nearest supermarket, and stay tuned to find out the next Marlene® apple varieties to arrive fresh and in season!