Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Gala is 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 cordon 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 suggested varieties to pollinate Gala:
Cox's Orange Pippin