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Red Delicious no longer king as Yakima Valley embraces apple diversity

The big story line of this year’s harvest is that Red Delicious, which once dominated Washington’s crop, is relinquishing its title as the state’s most voluminous apple variety.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Gala celebration: Variety now America’s top apple

The Red Delicious apple, an easy-to-transport variety that dominated grocery selection for decades, is no longer the most popular variety in the U.S. as the rise of the Gala apple …