Meet the Aurora Golden Gala. I discovered this sweet treat in the grocery the other day as I was meandering through the produce aisle. It is a hybrid of Gala and Splendour, developed up north in British Columbia in 2003.
It is a dessert apple, golden yellow in color, slightly lighter than the Golden Delicious. I was taken aback by its subtle sweetness. It has a honeyed flavor that lingers on your tastebuds.
It was titled in a nationwide "Name the Apple" contest. Although 'Aurora' is good, I think I would have chosen 'Sunrise' as its brightness slowly unfolds, bringing a beaming smile to your face.... :o)