One of the first sweet apples of the season, Sansa ripens about a week before Gala. It has a well developed flavor that is complex and not just sweet. It has bright red stripes on a yellow background and has a similar appearance to Gala. It was first introduced into the United States in 1986, from a cooperative breeding effort between New Zealand and Japan. It’s parents are Gala and Akane. Sansa picks in late August.