Royal Gala is now the second largest English variety after Cox and will reach up to 16,500 tonnes, a 15% increase on last season. Good growers can store the fruit until January, while Barlow added that multiples regarded this English variety as superior quality. But he is concerned that with lower yields than southern Europe, it will not continue to make premiums. "Currently French growers are offering fruit very cheaply." {{FRESH PRODUCE }}