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Gala Apple Tree

Popular snacking apple is easier than ever to grow

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Gala Apple Tree

Popular snacking apple is easier than ever to grow

  • Full-sized fruit from a smaller tree
  • Tangy, sweet flavor
  • Crisp white flesh
  • Great for fresh eating
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Product Description

We have New Zealand to thank for this great-tasting import. Large fruits are striking with red-orange streaks over a golden background. Crisp, white flesh has a delicious, tangy-sweet flavor. And now Gala Apples are easier than ever to grow since they're available as a Reachables® Tree! Reachables are compact trees that yield full-sized fruits. Plant them in your garden, orchard or even a container. They're easier to manage than full-sized trees—one person can prune, spray, net and harvest the tree all without the use of a ladder! Please note: Because Reachables produce full-sized fruit on smaller trees, they require a tree support. Gala ripens in September.

Reachables® Deluxe - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, 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.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Gala'
  • Season: Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • 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.
  • Zone: 4 - 8 (-20° F.)
  • Spread: Standard: 18-22 feet
  • Foliage: Dark green, leathery foliage.
  • 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.
  • Blooms: Mid Spring
  • Yield: Standard: 6 - 12 bushels at maturity. Reachables: 3/4 - 1 bushel.
  • Fruit: Gold background with red-orange striping. Subacid to semi-sweet flavor, crisp, aromatic.
  • Soil Preference: 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 spring.
  • Form: Deciduous, upright.
  • Flowers: Light pink to white blossoms.
  • Pollinator: Another mid-season blooming apple, partially self fruitful. Liberty, Fuji, Goldrush, most crabapples.
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms Nematodes
1A 5/3 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
1B - 2A 5/10 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
2B - 3B 4/26 - 11/1 4/26 - 11/1
4A - 6A 4/12 - 11/1 4/12 - 11/1
6B - 7A 4/5 - 11/1 4/5 - 11/1
7B - 8B 3/8 - 11/1 3/8 - 11/1
9A - 10B 2/22 - 11/1 2/22 - 11/1
Last Order Date 10/28/2019 10/28/2019

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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