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Gala Apple Tree

The Gala Apple, popular in all grocery stores, is an excellent quality apple that is at its best when picked fresh off the tree. Golden skin covered with red striping, this fruit is crisp, dense and fragrant. Dependably self fruitful in warmer climates, Best paired with other apple varieties in most other climates for best production. Consistently quite productive. A great pollinator for most apple varieties, this apple is great for fresh eating, sauces and cider. The Gala apple has a very long shelf life, especially when refrigerated
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Item #8518.
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USDA ZONES: 5-8 Outdoors
 
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Gala Apple Tree requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.

Description

Malus Pumila 'Gala'

One of the best of the mid season apples. A cross between Golden Delicious and Cox Orange Pippin, two heirloom favorites developed in New Zealand and introduced in 1965. The Gala Apple, popular in all grocery stores, is an excellent quality apple that is at its best when picked fresh off the tree. Golden skin covered with red striping, this fruit is crisp, dense and fragrant. Dependably self fruitful in warmer climates, Best paired with other apple varieties in most other climates for best production. Consistently quite productive. A great pollinator for most apple varieties, this apple is great for fresh eating, sauces and cider. The Gala apple has a very long shelf life, especially when refrigerated.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Crisp white
Ripens:
August - September
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:

12' - 15' height with 10' spread

a smaller tree. Can be maintained at below 10 feet with summer pruning.
Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 20° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
5 - 8
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
500 - 700
Size & Spacing

12' - 15' height with 10' spread

a smaller tree. Can be maintained at below 10 feet with summer pruning.

8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning

Planting & Care

Apples tolerate a wide range of soil types, but like all fruit trees grow best in well-drained, loamy soil. Provide full sun favoring the morning sun with at least 8 hours of direct sunlight. Apple favor higher humidity's and moderate summer temperatures, in hot dry climates protect the tree from sunburn by providing protection from the late afternoon sun. Either by providing shade or with whitewashing the trunk. Water at least twice a week for the first year. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not wet. Mulch the tree to 3 to 4 inches deep and and 3 to 4 feet outside the canopy of the tree. To keep root cool and cut down on soil evaporation. Apples benefit from pruning to maintain size and structure. Keep trees at less than 10 feet to allow for easy care and harvest. Check with your local ag extension to find the apple care recommendations for your area.

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