Gala apple tree is a noted grandchild of Cox's Orange Pippin, with some of the aromatic qualities of the famous apple, but very crisp and sweet without the tang of Cox. The Gala apple tree was created by orchardist J.H. Kidd in New Zealand, who also developed the Kidd's Orange Red. The Gala apple has red striping over golden skin, a beautiful apple. Gala is a precocious bearer. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Gala apple trees for sale.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Gala Apple Tree
USDA Zones: 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Low Chill: Yes
Uses: Fresh eating, cider, sauce and pies
Harvest Period: Midseason
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: New Zealand 1965
Disease resistance: Avg.
Storage: 1 to 2 months
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.