Medium, approx. 88 mm in length and 75 mm wide.
Intensity of colour is bright. Solid Red Flush with Stripes, red in colour over 95% of the fruit.
First picking date in 2008 in Victoria, Australia, was about February 20 and last picking date was about February 29 , average production was 50 kg of fruit per tree.
Tree is upright spreading, with medium vigorous growth.
Fruit properties at maturity:
Based on 10 fruit tested in the laboratory.
Acid content: Approx. 160 mg/L malic acid.
Firmness: Approx. 8.7 - 10.3 kg, averaging about 9.6 kg.
Soluble solids: Approx. 12.0 - 14.0?, averaging about 12.9%.
Starch index: On scale of 1 (high starch) to 6 (low starch), range 2 - 3, average about 2.5.
Flavor: Sweet and juicy.
Harvest dates for ‘Alvina’ and other Gala varieties in Drouin, Victoria:
|Variety||2006 harvest dates||2007 harvest dates|
|‘Galaxy’ Gala||Feb. 9||Feb. 22|
|‘Royal’ Gala||Feb. 22||Feb. 26|
|‘Alvina’ Gala||Feb. 7||Feb. 19|