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Gala



One of the most widely grown and popular commercial apples.

Origin: New Zealand, 1934

Pollination: Gala is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.  Pollination partners

Gala apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenM26Semi-dwarfing £23.50
MaidenMM106Semi-vigorous £23.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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History and description of Gala

Raised by J H Kidd , Greytown, Wairarapa Valley, New Zealand c1934 from Kidd's Orange Red x Golden Delicious. Introduced in 1960 and named in 1965. Gala has become a well established and popular commercial variety in New Zealand, Europe, South Africa, North and South America. More recently commercial planting has also been increasing in the UK. The more highly coloured forms Royal Gala and Gala Must are favoured for commercial planting.

Medium sized, oblong-conical fruit. Pale yellow skin covered with bright crimson flush and stripes. Firm, juicy, yellowish cream coloured flesh. At its best Gala can have a lovely sweet perfumed flavour. But it often lacks flavour. Stores well but flavour fades with keeping.

Moderately vigorous, free spurring tree. Partially self-fertile good cropper. Attractive blossom. Resistant to mildew but susceptible to scab and canker. Best avoided in more humid areas but a good garden variety otherwise.

Characteristics of Gala apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceScab - Susceptible
Canker - Susceptible
Mildew - Resistant
Suitable forLate Frost
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date13
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageGolden Delicious
Kidd's Orange Red