Malus domestica 'Gala'

Gala Apple

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Gala Apple is a mid-season deciduous tree that produces large fruit in late summer.  The pink  buds open to fragrant white flower clusters spring in attracting butterflies.  Gala apples are a crisp sweet tang with red skin.  Best fruiting in full sun with deep, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Gala needs a pollinator but is disease resistant and produces fruit in high yields after 1-3 years with a low chill requirements.  Can keep for 6 months.

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

15' - 18'

Spread: 

12’ - 15'

Spacing: 

12'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest: 

SpringSummer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: High Maintenance.  Water Regularly.  Potential issues include apple scab, cedar apple rust, fire blight, leaf spot and and powdery mildew.  Possible pests are aphids, maggots, boreres, and spider mites.  Most commercially available Apples are grafted onto their rootstock, resulting in dwarf (8-10ft), Semi-dwarf (12-15ft) or standard tree heights all with full sized fruits.  Ask the provider the rootstock classification for estimated size.  Dwarf stock is easier to maintain and produces fruit at an earlier age.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWildlife GardensShade Tree, Edible Garden, and Container.

COMPANION PLANTS: Apple, Shasta Daisy, Bugleweed

Image: Benjamint444Galas (apples)CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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