One of the most famous Apples worldwide, and a great favourite, especially with those who prefer mild, sweet apples. Gala has it’s origins in New Zealand, where it was introduced circa 1965 from a Kidds Orange x Golden Delicious cross.
Gala Apple tree – Season:
Harvest in October; will store for several weeks.
Gala Apple - appearance:
Classically shaped, richly blushed and striped red. Various more highly coloured sports have been introreuced and these tend to be the types favoured by Supermarkets.
Gala apple trees – flavour:
Very sweet, mild, can be slightly scented. Crisp and juicy.
A classic dessert apple.
Cropping & Growth
Medium vigour, can be disease prone.
Gala - Pollination: ‘C’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Here are some good suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Gala apple trees for sale:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.