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Gala Apple Tree

Top-Quality Snacking Apple

Developed in New Zealand—a great-tasting import. Big, shapely fruits have red-orange streaks over a golden background. Crisp white flesh has a delicious, tangy-sweet flavor. Ripens in September. Zones 4-8.

Now available in Reachables size! A Reachables tree produces full-sized fruits, but on a smaller tree. That makes it easier to fit into your garden, orchard—or even a container. Thanks to state-of-the-art rootstock technology, these trees stay manageable allowing one person to prune, spray, net and harvest the tree—all while standing on the ground. No ladders required! Note: Because their full-sized fruits grow on smaller trees, Reachables require a tree support.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. of Fruit-Boost™ Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties (see video below), a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

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  • 07991
  • Standard 2-4' tree
  • $34.99
  • 62531
  • Standard Deluxe
  • $42.99
  • 62532
  • Reachables® 2-4' tree
  • $46.99
  • 62533
  • Reachables® Deluxe
  • $54.99
  • 76855
  • Reachables® 2-4 ft
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  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Gala'
  • Height: Standard: 20-25 feet Reachables: 6-8 feet. Reachables tree heights will vary some based on location, soil, light, temperature, and other environmental factors.
  • Spacing: Standard: 18-25 feet. Reachables: 6-10 feet.
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: Standard: 18-22 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Another mid-season blooming apple, partially self fruitful. Liberty, Fuji, Goldrush, most crabapples.
  • Yield: Standard: 6 - 12 bushels at maturity. Reachables: 3/4 - 1 bushel.
  • Color: Light pink to white blossoms.
  • Foliage: Dark green, leathery foliage.
  • Blooms: Mid Spring
  • Fruit: Gold background with red-orange striping. Subacid to semi-sweet flavor, crisp, aromatic.
  • Zone: 4 - 8 (-20° F.)
  • Form: Deciduous, upright.
  • Flower Form: Light pink to white blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained moist soil, with good organic material.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter/early spring, while trees are still dormant. There are normally two goals when pruning an apple tree: 1. Initially, on young trees, to encourage a strong, solid framework. 2. On mature trees to maintain shape, maximize sun exposure and encourage fruit production. You will also want to remove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Unwanted shoots and suckers can be removed at any time. Also remove any crossed, crowded or inward-growing limbs in late winter or very early sprin
  • Comments: Flesh is very crisp, firm, juicy, dense, aromatic, subacid. Vigorous tree must be heavily thinned for proper fruit size. Is a good pollinator. Apples store well up to 2 months. Developed in New Zealand (introduced to U.S. in 1965), excellent quality, good keeper, very popular with growers and consumers. U.S. Plant Patent # 3637. Hardy where temperatures do not go above 100 degrees F. for long periods. Very susceptible to fireblight.

Planting Success: Step by Step

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Trees - Site Prep
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