Leading Indian importer IG International has welcomed the first shipment of new-season Royal Gala from New Zealand.
The fruit was sent by Te Mata Exports, with the arrival ending months of anticipation from Indian consumers, according to IG International director Tarun Arora.
“Indian customers prefer New Zealand-grown Royal Gala apples because of their crisp and sweet flesh, their outstanding robust appearance and their eating quality,” Arora explained.
“We have witnessed a great response to New Zealand Royal Gala over the past few years, and we expect the same for this season.”
New Zealand-grown Royal Gala will be available until August, with the fruit to be marketed through a number of leading retail chains, including Star Bazaar (Tesco), Reliance, Godrej Natures Basket and Lulu.
“Royal Gala has always been a favourite of our consumers, along with Red Delicious,” said Star Bazaar’s Ramlingha Rajoo.
“We are happy to have this product on our shelves and are looking forward to an increase in sales with this new season Gala.”