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Gala apple trees

Malus domestica
Gala
Gala is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Galao is one of the most popular supermarket apple varieties, and a good mid-season variety for the garden in many areas. The sweet flavour of ripe Gala apples eaten straight from the tree is quite a surprise compared to supermarket examples. Gala is also a good variety for juicing, as you might expect the flavour is rich and sweet, useful for mixing with other sharper varieties.

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Gala organic apple trees for sale


  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock 24.95€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 2Maidentree on M116 rootstock 24.95€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 3Maidentree on MM111 rootstock 24.95€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 4Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock 24.95€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Custom graft
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Growing and Training

One of its unique characteristics is that Gala will produce good-quality apples across an unusually wide range of climates from cool temperate to hot. Whilst not quite a low-chill variety, its chilling requirement of about 800 hours is at the lower end of the range, which helps when growing in warmer climate zones.

However Gala appears to be susceptible to just about every problem known to affect apples - but don't let this put you off. In practice, provided you have a dry climate, it is not too difficult to grow.


Gala characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates - Prefers drier conditionsWarm climates - Tolerates a range of temperatures, including very warm climates
  • Picking periodmid-September
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Season of use3 months or more - Flavour fades in storage but remains sweet
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating freshJuice - Gala produces a very sweet juice
  • Disease resistancePoor - Very susceptible to scab
  • ScabVery susceptible
  • CankerSome susceptibility
  • MildewSome susceptibility
  • Fire blightSome susceptibility
  • Country of originNew Zealand
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red